Freezer Meal

'Gold Star' Inspired Cincinnati-Style Chili

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This Cincinnati-style chili is inspired by the Gold Star Chili recipe, a restaurant chain found in portions of Indiana, Kentucky & Ohio. It has a unique sweet/spicy flavor, and is served over spaghetti and topped with cheese. If you're not from the midwest, you would probably argue that this is spaghetti sauce or coney sauce, not chili - but whatever you call it, it's delicious!

6
2 lbs ground beef
4 medium grated onions
1 qt water
1 tsp garlic salt
1 1/2 tbsp white vinegar
1 large can tomato sauce
4 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 dashes A-1 sauce
5-6 bay leaves
1 tsp whole allspice
4 dried cayenne peppers
To prepare: Brown meat & onions. Beef should be chopped finely during the cooking process to achieve the right texture. Drain beef & add water, salt, vinegar, tomato sauce, chili powder, cinnamon & A-1. Tie bay leaves, allspice & cayenne peppers into a cheesecloth bag, & add to other ingredients. Heat to a simmer & allow to simmer for at least 3 hours. Pour into plastic containers, allow to cool. Cover, label & freeze. To serve: Thaw & reheat (or heat from frozen in microwave if you're in a hurry!) For a chili 3-way - Pour heated chili over cooked spaghetti & top with cheese. Add beans or onions for a chili 4-way, or beans AND onions for a chili 5-way. Or, serve this chili on top of a hot dog & enjoy a Cincinnati-style coney dog!
Nutritions

Calories
639

Sodium
753mg
31% DV

Fat
38g
59% DV

Protein
44g
88% DV

Carbs
36g
12% DV

Fiber
11g
44% DV