What is Your Favorite Chili Recipe?

What is your favorite Chili recipe. . .

The hubbs and I love Chili on a cool winter day. I believe my chili is one of the many reasons he married me. Do not laugh, chili means a lot to these football playing and watching men. One cool winter day the hubbs invited his buddies over to watch football and being the best girlfriend in the world I cooked a BIG pot of my infamous chili.

When the hubbs and I were first married I traveled a bit with my job. One of my trips took me to Cincinnati where I was introduced to Cincinnati Chili. The Montgomery Inn severed a fabulous Cincinnati Chili that they are very well known for. I had never had chili served over spaghetti before but it was very interesting. They would not share their recipe but I did find a magnet at the airport with the recipe.

Cincinnati chili magnet recipe. . .

  • 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 29 oz can tomato sauce
  • 14 oz peeled whole tomatoes
  • small onion chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 T chili powder
  • 1 T white vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 bay leaves

Saute onions and garlic pressed, add meat and brown. Add to crock pot along with the other ingredients and cook 6-8 hrs on low. Once cooked remove bay leaves and serve over spaghetti with cheese, onions and sour cream. Enjoy. . .

Crater’s infamous chili. . .

  • 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp cilantro
  • 3 T tomato paste
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2-3 whole jalapeno peppers
  • 2 cans dark red kidney beans
  • 1 can cannellini beans

Saute onion and garlic in a little olive oil once translucent add tomato sauce and paste then add all seasonings. In another pan brown ground beef add a splash of white wine. Once meat is browned add to crock pot then add your sauce and stir. Drain and rinse your beans and add to the crock pot. Place your whole jalapenos in your pot and cover to Cook 6-8 hrs on low. I put the jalapenos in whole so I can take them out when ready to eat. I like to serve my chili with: tortilla chips, shredded cheese, onion and sour cream.

My infamous chili

Conclusion. . .

If you fix either of these recipes please post back and let me know what you think. Stay tuned for more of my infamous recipes and how I found them. Finding the recipes is part of the fun.

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