Cincinnati ChiliThe beans are always
|8 servings ||serve 100
about 120 servings
|3 cups ||3 gallons||cold water|
|2 pounds ||30 pounds||lean ground beef|
chuck or round
|onions, finely chopped
|2 teaspoons ||1/2 cup|| garlic granules or powder
OR 1 1/2 tablespoons
OR 1 1/2 cups
unsweetened baking chocolate|
|4 tablespoons ||3 1/2
cups|| chili powder
|1 teaspoon ||1/2 ounce||cayenne
|1/2 tablespoon ||6
tablespoons|| ground allspice
| 1/2 teaspoon ||3
tablespoons|| ground cinnamon
|1 teaspoon ||5
tablespoons|| ground cumin
|1/4 teaspoon ||1
tablespoon|| ground cloves
|1 1/2 teaspoons ||6
|2 ||12|| bay leaves
|1 (6-ounce) can ||4 1/2
|1 tablespoon ||1 cup||red wine vinegar
|6 quart Dutch oven||2 18-quart Nesco
OR 6, 6 quart crock pots
|Additional items needed|
|1 pound dry||12 pounds dry||spaghetti, cooked
|1 quart||3 gallons|
4 #10 cans
|2 cups||1 1/2 gallons||diced onions
|8 ounces||8 pounds||grated sharp cheddar cheese
|11 ounce box||6 pounds||oyster crackers
Place water and ground beef in the cooking utensil over a
medium heat. Stir vigorously to break up the meat. It thickens, keep stirring but do not add any more water at this point.
Add onion, garlic, chocolate, chili powder, allspice,
cinnamon, cumin, cloves, salt, bay leaves, tomato paste and vinegar. Increase to a high heat to bring to a boil. When boiling, reduce to a hard simmer.
Cover and cook for 1 hour and 40 minutes, stirring every 15
minutes or so. Remove cover and cook 20 minutes more (2 hours total cooking time).
OR, transfer to crock pots and cook on high 5 hours.
Serve with the traditional accompaniments. Two Way means
spaghetti topped with chili; Three Way is spaghetti topped with
chili and grated cheddar cheese (preferably sharp cheddar); Four Way is spaghetti topped with chili, grated cheese and chopped onions; and Five Way is cooked kidney beans or chili beans, heated
separately, placed on the plate then topped with spaghetti, chili,
chopped onions and grated cheese.
For chili condiments for 100 people, you need 10 pounds of cheddar, 5 pound of chopped onions, 7 pounds each of sour cream and chopped jalapenos.