Well, this was real unique, and one tasty recipe. Made as posted without any changes. I don't know if this like moroccan spaghetti, but this sure has the perfect amounts of seasonings,as for the 4 of us, we all went back for 2nds. Very flavorful. Toni s picture does this justice too. The flavor is great too, as while the dish was cooking in the pot the aroma was great as my kids were anxious for this. They are definately having this again. Made for 1-2-3 hits.
A few years ago I first learned the lore of the famous Cincinnati chili and have been curious since. When I saw this particular recipe I was truly intrigued as the spice combination reminded me more of something one might find in from North Africa. Made as presented with a small substitution of chopped mushrooms for about 4 ounces of the meat as I was a little short. I had a little bit of a hard time deciding how too best rate this dish. Had I been looking to satisfy a hankering for what I think of as chili, this would have fallen a little short. No beans, pasta instead of rice, the spices. But as a meal without preconception, I loved it and for me it was like Moroccan spaghetti. The unique combination of spices were fantastic a good level of heat with some autumnal undertones in a thick rich base of tomatoes. Pure comfort for me. Thanks. Made for Potluck Tag.