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Bonus Blog - SKYLINE CHILI - warning contains Chocolate (and beef)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Couldn't resist posting another 'chocolate' blog today.

DH and I met in Cincinnati and a visit to Skyline (Greek chili) once a week (if not more) was mandatory. We also spent a long weekend on a houseboat with several other couples every summer and would bring our version of "Skyline" as the Friday night meal.

This is not my recipe, but as close to it as I could find. www.cooks.com/recipe/dm3
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Ingredients:
3 lbs. lean hamburger
2 qts. water
2 lg. onions, chopped
29 oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
4 tbsp. chili powder or more
2 tbsp. vinegar
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate squares
1 1/2 tsp. salt
4 drops Tabasco sauce

Directions:
In an 8 quart kettle combine hamburger, water and onions; simmer for 30 minutes.
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Then add remaining ingredients. Simmer for 2-3 hours, uncovered.

Serve on steamed buns, over hot dogs, with onions and cheese or serve over spaghetti noodles, with onions and cheese.

Makes 6 pints.

If you plan to serve as a '4 or 5 Way' www.skylinechili.com/way
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add 2 (16 oz.) cans of kidney beans to the pot with remaining ingredients.

Not the most 'healthy' way to become ""AWAKE! ALIVE! AWARE! and Appreciative of ALL that IS", but definitely a 'fun' one for me.
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Thanks for letting me share!

Namaste
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  • COOKWITHME65
    Oh my! Thanks for sharing this chili recipe. I'll have to try it and share some with my Dad. He loves chili. I love your hints for doing it in the different ways. Never had it in spaggetti but will try. Sometimes if mine comes out to hot I serve over a little cooked ziti.
    1020 days ago
  • PATRICE_E
    This makes me realize I've never actually made chili. Have had lots of canned, but never made it from scratch. That's Crazy! Saved your delicious-sounding recipe and think I might make it in the crock pot tomorrow. Thanks for the bonus blog post!

    xox,
    P
    1023 days ago
  • RITZIBROWN
    Sounds yummy! I'll add it to my other chili recipes & now's a great time to make chili! emoticon
    1023 days ago
  • JUST_TRI_IT
    I am saving this one! Amazing how that chocolate gives depth to a chili recipe. Thanks for the new recipe to try!!
    1023 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I grew up in Cincinnati. We are now in Florida. Surprisingly, there are a couple of Skyline restaurants in Clearwater. I am so glad because I absolutely LOVE IT.

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    1024 days ago
  • PEACEFULONE
    Sounds wonderful. I am looking forward to making a pot of this. Thank you!

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    1027 days ago
  • VALERIEMAHA
    Thanks for the template! Just cooked a big pot of black beans today! Here's what I'm going to do with the recipe:

    Maha's Flyinghigh Chili, adapted from Skyline Chili

    Ingredients:
    Oil for sauteeing
    3 lbs. firm tofu, water drained and crushed into pieces
    2 lg. onions, chopped
    2 cloves garlic minced
    29 oz. can tomato sauce
    4 cups black beans, cooked and drained
    1/2 tsp. allspice
    1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
    1/2 tsp. ground cloves
    4 tbsp. chili powder or more
    2 tbsp. vinegar
    2 tsp. cinnamon
    1 tsp. soy sauce
    1 tsp. red wine vinegar
    1 tsp. sugar
    1/2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate squares
    1 1/2 tsp. salt

    Directions:
    In an large fry pan combine tofu, onions and garlic; saute to merge flavors. Transfer to large pot and add remaining ingredients. Simmer uncovered to mingle flavors.

    Makes 6 pints.

    Definitely a healthy way to become "AWAKE! ALIVE! AWARE! and Appreciative of ALL that IS!"
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    1028 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Now as written up top, that looks like a chili recipe even my daughter in law (who will not touch beans, having had too many of them "growing up southern poor") would love! And if I "hid" the chocolate like that... maybe it would work even for me. Hmmmmm.... rocks rattling in the brain!

    Thanks for sharing!
    1028 days ago
  • MADEIT3
    Sounds delicious. I know my DH would love this!
    1028 days ago
  • CHRISTINA-TODAY
    Yeah... chocolate and beef... why not add some jelly to your porkchops...! emoticon
    1028 days ago
  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    Chocolate in Chili...Reminds me of the triffle on Friends....."Beef, Good! Jam, Good"

    Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

    emoticon Until Tomorrow!

    1028 days ago
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