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Today was the second time I've seen this episode of "What's Cooking America" that was on Cincinnati Chili(I saw it a year or two ago also). Anyway, I've been meaning to try that recipe because I love that style of chili. Mainly because that is the chili that is best on chili cheese dogs and chili cheese dogs are the best food in the world. I doubt I will still by the exact recipe there and I plan on developing my own amazing chili cheese dog chili that is the best in the world. In fact, I believe the universe was speaking to me and tell me to do just that because I was actually eating a chili cheese dog when the episode came on today!

ALL HAIL CHILI CHEESE DOG!

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baldowl
May. 16th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
I kneel before the majesty of the chili cheese dog (and now I want one, too--even a bad one).
redbeard
May. 16th, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
I've actually had good luck adapting Cincinnati chili recipes to braise chunks of stew beef, and hence create a nice hearty chili enjoyed in a bowl on its own.
themermaid
May. 17th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
Cincinnati chili is also known as Greek chili
This area had a lot of Greek immigrants and Cincinnati was a popular place for Greek restaurants. Their chili was served over pasta. My first job was working as kitchen help in one of the local places. Hey, I was able to cook AND get paid? Hand me an apron.

I was able to see the sauce made from scratch. The main diff from traditional chili is that you mix raw burger, cold water, spices and tomato paste well. This produces a unique texture. Spices are a secret but there is lots of salt, pepper and cinnamon. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer on low for hours until it becomes a thinnish sauce with a scant layer of red grease floating on top. A three way is pasta, sauce & cheese. For a four way add beans or onions, for a 5 way add both. Everything is topped with a huge pile of fine shredded cheese and served with oyster crackers. It is so damn good!
democritus
May. 17th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
Re: Cincinnati chili is also known as Greek chili
yeah, that's exactly how the show portrayed it. Mixing raw ground beef and water looked disgusting, but I guess that's what you gotta do.
stormodacentury
May. 17th, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Cincinnati chili is also known as Greek chili
Wait, is there a place where Greeks don't run a lot of restaurants?
stormodacentury
May. 17th, 2008 12:22 pm (UTC)
This post makes me sad - the last place in town (that I know of) that had Cincinnatti Chili closed about a year and a half ago. I've tried just having chili on spaghetti, but it's not the same.
flyp
May. 17th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
I'm the odd man out, here, it seems, cause for some reason the cinnamon is incredibly offputting for me. As are the steak chunks, tbh, but it sounds as though your recipe would be using ground beef.
democritus
May. 17th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah i don't know if I would put cinnamon in it nor chunks, that does sound gross. I don't know, I've never tried it, but it looks like yummy chili dog "sauce", you know?
thingstouchme
May. 17th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
That chili looks fucking disgusting!
democritus
May. 17th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
FINE!
rue_deday
May. 18th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
If you make a chili cheese dog with Cincinnati chili it's called a "cheese coney". Without the cheese and it's just a "coney dog", but why would you want to skip the cheese? Madness.
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