Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins
Traditional "Skyline" style chili Don't brown the meat! Boil it. Serve on top of Spaghetti You can add chopped onion and or beans to make 4 way or 5 way chili. Goes great on hot dogs for a traditional "Coney" dog.
- 1 1⁄2 quarts beef broth or 1 1⁄2 quarts stock
- 3 lbs lean ground beef
- 3 medium onions, finely chopped
- 3 -5 garlic cloves, minced (or to taste)
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground allspice
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 3⁄8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 3⁄4 teaspoon red pepper (cayenne)
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- fresh coarse ground black pepper
- 1 (28 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- In a large pot over medium-high heat, add beef broth and bring to boil. Crumble raw ground beef in to the broth, breaking up the pieces of meat as it starts to cook.
- simmer for 30 minutes.
- While the beef is cooking, run the onion and garlic through a food processor till it is finely chopped.
- Add onion, garlic, chile powder, allspice, cinnamon, cumin, cloves cayenne pepper, cocoa or chocolate, salt, pepper, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and cider vinegar.
- Bring back to a simmer and then reduce heat to low, and let simmer, uncovered, approximately 2 hours and the sauce thickens.
First, I would like to have given this 3.5 stars, but it doesn't work that way here. I followed the recipe exactly, and it was pretty good for "me" but I knew my family would not like it as much as I did. It definitely is not your normal chili, which is fine. But the flavors do catch you off guard, or at least they did to me, even seeing the spices. Anyway, I did like it, but didn't love it. To make my family enjoy it I added 1 cup of ketchup after it was made. I just stirred it in. And everybody ended up liking it.