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Cincinnati Chili

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“The thing that makes Cincinnatians' recipes different from the way you and I would start cooking the chili is not only the spices, but also the method. They do not start by browning the meat, but by boiling it!”
READY IN:
3hrs 15mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Bring the water to the boil and add the ground beef. Stir until the beef is separated and add the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2 to 3 hours, or until thickened. Cool, then refrigerate overnight. Skim off any accumulated fat and reheat the chili.
  3. Serves with any or all of the following accompaniments:
  4. 1 way: cooked spaghetti.
  5. 2 way: finely grated cheddar cheese
  6. 3 way: chopped raw onion
  7. 4 way: cooked kidney beans
  8. 5 way: oyster crackers.

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