Cincinnati Recipes

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Cincinnati Chili I

Rating: 4.5 stars 489
An unusual chili, with cinnamon, cloves, and even chocolate!
By MARBALET

Cincinnati Skyline Chili

Rating: 4 stars 56
I was served this dish at a friend's home when we lived in West Virginia. She was from Ohio. I love this dish and serve it often. Note: End result should have consistency of spaghetti sauce.
By CLIFTONSX4

Cincinnati Chili II

Rating: 4 stars 18
A very spicy chili that tastes oh so good. Serve on top of hot cooked spaghetti.

Authentic Cincinnati Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars 257
This was handed down to me by Mom, a Cincinnati native. Skimming the fat makes this a healthier version than most, and gives it the right consistency. I like mine 4-way, with spaghetti, raw chopped onions, grated mild cheddar, and oyster crackers!

The Sarge's Goetta - German Breakfast Treat

Rating: 4.5 stars 105
This is of German origin, and I have never seen it anywhere except in the Greater Cincinnati Metro area. I typically make this once a year when winter is coming. To serve, slice into thin slices and fry like bacon.

Thai Carrot Salad

Rating: 5 stars 20
I got this recipe from the cook at my favorite Thai restaurant in Cincinnati. His carrot salad was one of his most popular salads/appetizers, people would buy multiple orders to go so they could bring this as a take along dish to an event. This is even better made a day ahead.

Cincinnati-Style Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars 101
Spaghetti topped with hot chili - it's got all the food groups!
By KDCG

Cajunatti Chili

Cross between Cajun ingredients and a similar flavor spice to that of Cincinnati-style chili. Skyline® brand Cincinnati-style chili is what I was inspired by. Can be served over rice with cubed cheese or straight from a bowl.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Candy Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 43
If you love Peanut Butter Cups, you'll love this cake! Tastes like "Peanut Butter Tasty Cakes" sold in Philadelphia. Can't get them here in Cincinnati so we bake this cake instead.

Lauren's Cincinnati Chili

Rating: 4 stars 35
I have searched far and wide for a recipe that compares to Goldstar or Skyline chili, to no avail. Finally, I took a number of decent recipes and blended them together with the help of a former Goldstar Chili employee. It's still not the same, but it feeds my cravings. The most important things about the chili is how you prepare the beef and the cinnamon and chocolate. I recommend refrigerating the chili overnight. It always tastes better the next day.

Skyline® Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
A quick and easy Cincinnati favorite! Excellent dip. Garnish with jalapeno peppers and serve with tortilla chips.

Skyline Lentil Chili

Rating: 5 stars 4
Serve chili over spaghetti and top with chopped onion, finely shredded Cheddar cheese, kidney beans, and Tabasco® sauce. I used to love Skyline Cincinnati-style chili. When I went vegetarian I came up with this Skyline lentil chili to give me that Skyline taste. I use green or black lentils as the protein where standard Cincinnati-style would use ground meat. Even though I've gone back to eating meat this is still my preferred way to get my Skyline fix.
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