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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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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

COOKWITHME65 2/22/2014 9:47PM

    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.

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PATRICE_E 2/19/2014 10:46PM

    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,
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RITZIBROWN 2/19/2014 1:36PM

    Sounds yummy! I'll add it to my other chili recipes & now's a great time to make chili! emoticon

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JUST_TRI_IT 2/19/2014 9:56AM

    I am saving this one! Amazing how that chocolate gives depth to a chili recipe. Thanks for the new recipe to try!!

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LINDA! 2/18/2014 2:57PM

    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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PEACEFULONE 2/16/2014 9:37AM

    Sounds wonderful. I am looking forward to making a pot of this. Thank you!

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VALERIEMAHA 2/14/2014 6:48PM

    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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ONEKIDSMOM 2/14/2014 6:11PM

    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!

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MADEIT3 2/14/2014 6:06PM

    Sounds delicious. I know my DH would love this!

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2014TODAY 2/14/2014 3:28PM

    Yeah... chocolate and beef... why not add some jelly to your porkchops...! emoticon

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JOHNMARTINMILES 2/14/2014 9:57AM

    Chocolate in Chili...Reminds me of the triffle on Friends....."Beef, Good! Jam, Good"

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