Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

A tradition from Cincinnati Ohio. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot.
  2. add the ground beef-raw-stir until seperated and reduce heat to simmer.
  3. Add onions, garlic, tomato sauce, cider vinegar and worcestershire sauce.
  4. Stir to mix well.
  5. Add peppercorns, allspice, cloves, bay, salt, cinnamon, cayenne and chocolate.
  6. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 3 hours.
  7. Cool and refrigerate overnight.
  8. Skin off all of the fat and discard along with the bay leaf.
  9. Reheat and serve over hot spaghetti.
  10. Options are Cheddar cheese grated bacon bits red kidney beans onion oyster crackers.


Most Helpful

I grew up eating Skyline Chili but I have lived in Alaska for the last thirteen years. This recipe really took me home again. I used two quarts of water by accident and only realized my mistake after all the ingredients were added. I drained off a quart of liquid but kept it in reserve. as the chili cooked I periodically added it back bit by bit over three hours to keep the consistency right. The final product was phenomenal.

mike.gutierrez March 10, 2011

I've used this recipe numerous times and it is delicious!

MicheleE December 16, 2006

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