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Delicious! One of my favorite variations on copycat Skyline Chili! I used a 28 oz can of tomato puree instead of the sauce it called for, and Certified Angus Beef ground beef .... absolutely delish!

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Cook4_6 July 17, 2014

This sounds good and I have not made it yet. In my younger days I would have not even thought of trying to put in coco powder. But being in a family with Latinos`, it does add something extra. Also, I moved to Indiana and any chili lover out there should try Charlie and Barney`s Chili Saloon. It won blue ribbons in the Chili Cook-off in downtown Indianapolis. I will let you know how well this is received in my household. Thanks for sharing.

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Susan H. July 15, 2014

This is a good recipe, however, I find that instead of browning the meat, I put it in the pot raw and let it cook. It turns out a lot better....

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Joanne8070 June 04, 2014

Skyline Chili is a wonderful twist on traditional chili, and my husband says this version is as good or better than the real stuff. I do run the meat and onions through the food processor, and I boost the spices by 25%. Delish!

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jackieluvstennis June 01, 2014

Scale needs 6 stars, 5 is not enough! Fell in love with Skyline Chili visiting Cedar Point in Sandusky years ago. This is Skyline chili only BETTER. I did not change a thing. Perfect as is. Make this NOW. <br/><br/>If you love Cincinnati Chili, you will NOT be disappointed. If you do not like this chili, you simply do not understand. Spaghetti, finely shredded cheese, and oyster crackers. This recipe is Cincinnati chili perfection. I wouldn't dare put kidney beans in it.

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danmurph1 May 09, 2014

I've never had true Skyline chili, but I am fussy about chili and this was good. Highly recommended and will keep it in my chili library to do again. <br/><br/>At the start just after I put it all together I tasted it and it didn't seem so good since the cinnamon stood out. After it cooked for an hour and the spices and flavour merged, it was quite good. It worked well on the thicker spaghetti (spaghettoni) and a knife and fork were used instead of twirling it like regular spaghetti. Onions and cheese on top of course. Everybody (even really fussy eaters) loved it.

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Bugsplatter April 04, 2014

This is a fantastic recipe for Cincy chili. I didnt have any Worcestershire sauce on hand so I used some store brand A-1. Topped it with green onions, cheese, sour cream, and jalepenos. Magnificent!!!

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nchiker2 December 15, 2013

I'm from Cincy so here is what I did to make more like the original. I sauted the onions till soft. Then, I added the beef stock, 2 cans 15 oz tomato sauce, 1 6 oz can tomato paste, and hamberger meat and boiled it. I added 4 tbs. of chili powder, all of the other spices(except vinegar) I added a little more of to make up for more liquid in tomato sauce and 2 bay leaves. Yum!

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inness October 20, 2013

This was awesome! I thought it tasted better than the original Skyline Chili. It was so easy to put together, my daughter who is not a fan of Skyline absouletly loved it!

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Jean Kathleen Wilson September 18, 2013

This is an okay version of Skyline Chili, but I urge folks to look for other recipes to compare. I prefer versions where one first boils the ground beef....some people believe that to be more authentic. Also wanted to note that ground turkey works well in this recipe for a healthier touch.

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j spain G. September 12, 2013
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