Cincinnati Chili 3, 4, or 5 Way (Crock Pot or Not!)
March 12, 2013
Categories: Comfort Food, Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, Chili, Beef, Ground Beef, Dairy, Cheese, Cheddar, Pasta, Spaghetti, Greek, North American, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Fall/Autumn, Game/Sports Day, Winter, Weeknight Meals, Slow Cooker, Stove Top, Canned Tomatoes, Make it from scratch, Spicy more
"An Ohio classic, you can have your chili in more than one way. It's really not that hard to make. The ingredients list is long because good Cinti chili has a complex flavor that has culinary roots in Greek cooking, but it only takes a few minutes to stir them all in. This is not Texas chili in any way shape or form, and nor would you want it to be. It is a creature unto itself."
- FOR THE CHILI
- FOR THE REST
- Serving Size: 1 (764.4 g)
- Calories 1073.5
- Total Fat - 53.7 g
- Saturated Fat - 19.3 g
- Cholesterol - 203.8 mg
- Sodium - 14673.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 90.6 g
- Dietary Fiber - 10.9 g
- Sugars - 25.3 g
- Protein - 59.4 g
- Calcium - 353.9 mg
- Iron - 13 mg
- Vitamin C - 39.3 mg
- Thiamin - 0.7 mg
Crock Pot instructions:
Brown meat and drain fat. Place meat in the crock along with the remaining spice ingredients; cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
Stove Top Instructions:
In a large pan brown ground beef along with onion, celery, bell pepper, and garlic, breaking up meat as it cooks.
Drain any accumulated fat.
Add rest of ingredients to pan, mixing well.
Bring to a boil, then lower heat, cover, and simmer for 1 1/2-2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Adjust consistency with water as needed.
Serve your chili as follows (items for the 3,4, and 5 way listed in ingredients- others may require items not listed).
How to Eat It:
-3-Way: chili, spaghetti, and cheese.
-4-Way: a 3-Way plus onions or beans.
-5-Way: spaghetti, chili, onions, beans and cheese.
-Chili spaghetti: spaghetti with chili.
-Cheese coney: hot dog, bun, mustard, chili, and cheese.
-Chili cheese sandwich: a coney minus the hot dog.
-Cincinnati burrito: chili beans wrapped in a tortilla, topped with chili, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and black olives.
-Cincinnati potato: baked jacket potato topped with chili, diced onions, beans and shredded cheddar cheese.
-Chili-cheese fries: french fries topped with chili and shredded cheddar cheese.
-Low-carb Coney: 3 small hot dogs (about 1 1/2 regular) in a bowl covered with chili and cheese.
-Serve oyster crackers and hot sauce on the side (crackers doused with sauce) or as a topping, if desired.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.