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  1. Phyllis V

    Wonderful! I’ll never make any other chili recipe. I have shared with friends who say the same. Thank you.

  2. Ian

    As a Detroiter, it deeply offends me that they call Cincinnati chili dogs “coneys”. They have NOTHING in common with true Michigan coneys. Most people in this state find Cincinnati chili inedible. Cinnamon, clove, and allspice belong in great Lebanese fare, not in chili. Save the chocolate for mojo.

  3. Marta Rivera

    I’ve never had Cincinnati Chili before making this. My kids were certain they were going to hate it. We were all pleasantly surprised. A week later, I visited my kid’s adopted grandparents, one of them an Ohio native. He just so happened to be making Cincinnati chili and served it to use for dinner. It tasted very similar, but this version was our favorite.
    We loved it over spaghetti which was SO weird (yet so delicious) for us as New Yorkers.


  4. Beres Pearce

    I lived almost 20 years in Cincinnati, and still visit often, and like most Cinci expats still addicted to this chili. Tried this recipe and it is excellent. Differs only a little from the recipe I have been using which was printed in the Cincinnati Enquirer decades ago. This one is slightly more tomatoey (the addition of tomato paste) and is missing the dash of Worcestershire Sauce in my original recipe. When served in Cincinnati the spaghetti is always very mushy ( they have never heard of al dente.)There is nothing quite like the smell of this chili cooking!


  5. Brian

    Many years ago here in upstate New York, I worked with a guy from Cincinnati and he turned me on to their version of chili. Rather than try to explain it, he just had me try some. That was definitely the path of least resistance. Been making it using his recipe, which included the unsweetened chocolate, ever since. Even passed this recipe down to our kids. Try it, you’ll like it!

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