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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

cincinnati chili ~ take two

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i am still not a fan of cincinnati, ohio ~ that summer workshop did a number on me. columbus, ohio tho, that's a great city ~ helps that i've friends there who know how to take a girl out. but cincinnati chili, served atop spaghetti? definitely a great dish to dig into as the weather turns cold. and the chocolate in it? genius. the changes i made to the recipe is based on how i know nuria likes food, it's more subtle and less in your face spices. and, uh. i didn't measure a damn thing. sorry. the original recipe with shitastic pix can be found here.

Cincinnati Chili ~take two
1 pound ground chicken
1 pound chorizo ~ added, for the spanish roommate
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
red pepper flakes, according to taste

3 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa*
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon*
1 teaspoon ground allspice*
1 teaspoon ground cumin*
1 teaspoon salt*

Worcestershire sauce
cider vinegar
15-ounce tomato sauce
15-ounce can diced tomatoes ~ added, initially i was going to add two cans of the tomato sauce but i grabbed this can by accident
3 cups water (you can use stock if you want. i ran out of homemade stock)

*remained same, tho i doubled the liquids. yes, i exercised moderation folks!

cook the ground chicken and chorizo until just about done. add in the onions and garlic, cook until onions are soft & translucent. the next step is up to you. you can add all the spices in the bowl and then throw in the mix or you can do like me and reach for the little spice containers at will and add them as you stir the meat. just cook until it's all mixed together and becomes really fragrant. at this point, add the liquid ingredients and simmer on low for an hour or so, until thickened. serve with cooked spaghetti pasta and topped with raw onions.

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listening to Florence & the Machine,You've Got the Love

have you heard this woman's voice? she's opening for U2.

10 comments:

  1. Lan, why is there chili on your spaghetti?

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  2. @wendi, apparently it's the way the folks in cincinnati eat their chili.

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  3. Very interesting. I don't know that I could embrace it though.

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  4. how have you been taking photos lately with the time change/it getting so dark so early!?

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  5. @wendi, it is weird and it was that fact that got me to give it a shot... well that, and the chocolate.

    @claire, i do the bulk of my cooking & baking on the weekends, so the pix i take are done midday saturday or sunday. if i make someting truly awesome during the week, i use a cheapo lighting situation i put together or i snap shots the following day at work because i usually have the leftovers for lunch. my coworkers are quite used to seeing me snap shots of my lunch!

    in those situations i use a regular point/shoot camera, unless i happened to bring the dslr with me that day. i also keep a bowl&plate with proper utensils at work. nerdy, i know!

    you can email me directly at angryasiancreations@gmail.com if you have any more questions!

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  6. Lan,

    Wow. So much to say.

    I've lived here for, my god, 16 years now, and I still have mixed feelings about Cincinnati. While I love the hills and the old buildings and the museums and the Mark-Twainey riverboat vibe, I really do "get" it when newcomers (or even natives) feel stifled here. Hence my thoughts of moving at some point.

    Anyway. In all that time, I've NEVER done it. Never. Not a once. Not at Skyline on my corner or at the 24 hour place or the whatever. I can't do the Cincinnati Chili thing.

    Maybe I'll have to try your version.

    Thanks for posting, your writing makes me happy.

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  7. Yum, this chili looks delicious!! It’s one of the best things to look forward to during the winter! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living’s Champion Chili Contest It looks delicious!

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  8. jeff, pls tell me if you do decide to "it"... try the "real" version and then mine... then tell me how awesome mine is. syke. but do tell me how it compares! :)

    sophia, thanks for visiting and for the sharing the link!

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  9. Yum, this chili looks delicious!! It’s one of the best things to look forward to during the winter! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living’s Champion Chili Contest It looks delicious!

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  10. Lan, why is there chili on your spaghetti?

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