recipe friday

Some may know this as Cincinnati Sky Line Chili
...so if you grew up in Ohio, you know this is good!


2 lbs ground beef
1 onion, finely diced
2 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
2 ½ tsp ground cloves
2 ½ tsp ground cumin
2 ½ tsp powdered ginger
2 ½ tsp dry mustard
1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
½ tsp kosher salt
¾ tsp cocoa powder
1 ½ C tomato sauce
4 C low-sodium beef stock
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 T Worcestershire sauce
1 lb bucatini noodles, boiled in salted water, drained
¼ C freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Cheddar Cheese
1 onion, finely diced


In a large saute pan over medium heat, brown the ground beef while breaking the mass into smaller pieces.  While the meat is cooking and still a little pink, add the onion and saute until the beef is fully cooked and the onion turns translucent. Drain all of the fat from the pan.

Add all the dry spices and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more, then stir in the tomato sauce.  Once combined, incorporate the beef stock, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.

Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 hour.

Put the cooked bucatini in a serving bowl and add the meat sauce.

Garnish with Parmigiano-Reggiano or Cheddar Cheese (2 way), Diced Onion (3 way), and serve.  Can also add Canned Kidney Beans (4 way) and JalapeƱos (5 way).