87 Reviews

Awesome chili!!!! I never liked Cincinnati chili that much before until I had some at a tailgate. My husband and I searched for a good recipe and came upon this one. I follow the recipe completely and then my husband usually tweeks it a little with more salt and for sure more red pepper. LOVE IT!!!!!!

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Lovefood July 21, 2010

Well, my family was not very fond of the cinnamon, allspice, and cloves in their chili. These spices seemed to overpower the other flavors. But thanks for sharing.

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Chris Reynolds July 26, 2006

This recipe must be a joke!!! It was the worst chili recipe we had ever tasted. Cinnamon, allspice, cloves and cocoa do not belong in chili. If it was a joke, it was not funny!

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Bet-z October 15, 2005

As an Ohio native, I'm embarrassed to have this represent my state.

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Joe A. July 08, 2015

First off -IGNORE the photo! Not what skyline chili even looks like, but the taste is great if you follow some of the suggestions to BOIL the beef and serve with finely shredded cheddar. Don't think of it as chili, it is a sauce that goes on noodles... or dogs, if you are going to go for liners.

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Heather D. July 08, 2015

This recipe says to brown and drain ground beef? True Skyline (Cincinnati Chili) boil the ground beef during cooking, then chill covered overnight and skim the fat the next day. Also Skyline has no chili powder in it's recipe. A point of emphasis made by it's Greek inventor back in the '40's according to the article I read with him when Skyline first opened it's doors. If done the original way, you can't give this enough STARS!

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baltisraul May 27, 2015

OMG!!! I'm in heaven!!!! I followed the recipe exactly except I took the advice of others and cooked the meat in the broth and it is stunning! I love Skyline chili, and this tastes just like it. WOW.

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bluelamp28 April 26, 2015

I was a bit skeptical of this recipe, but I liked that it didn't have beans. Turns out we loved it! The blend of cocoa and spices is perfect. I served it on gluten-free spaghetti with shredded cheddar and green onions piled on top. I plan on making this one again!

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Delicious as it Looks April 14, 2015

This was delicious. We don't get Skyline here in the UK, so I was just looking forward to a really great chili! I've heard so much about putting chocolate in chili and I've been meaning to try it for ages, I hadn't got round to it until I made this, but now I have I'm converted! It gives a real depth of flavour and richness! I used very lean ground beef, so there was no need to skim the fat, but I still couldn't stop tasting bits as it cooked! We served ours with rice and it went down a treat. Will definitely be making this again!

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anniesnomsblog April 02, 2015

It's a good recipe but I don't care for the cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. The cinnamon I don't mind so much but the allspice and cloves do seem to overpower the flavor of everything else.

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Janet Schmauss March 31, 2015
Skylike Chili - Skyline Chili Copycat