The “Natti” is renowned for its chili. There are more than 180 chili parlors located in the area. Here’s a classic recipe for Cincinnati-style chili that everyone will enjoy, wherever they’re from.
Why try? When a city is well-known for just one culinary classic, it’s worth trying, right?
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1 cup celery, finely diced
- 2 green peppers, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pound ground sirloin
- 1 pound ground pork
- 5 cups canned tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin seed
- 4 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon cocoa
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 Heat the oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat.
- 2 Add the onion, celery, pepper and garlic. Sauté 10 minutes.
- 3 Add the beef and pork and brown for 10 minutes or until you no longer see pink.
- 4 Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
- 5 Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour; stirring occasionally.