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Cincinnati-Style Chili – Food Wishes

It’s always treacherous attempting an iconic, regional specialty like Cincinnati-style chili, especially when you’ve never actually had the “real thing.” People are very protective of these types of dishes, and any variance from what they think the recipe should be is met with a visceral condemnation. On the other hand, the food Gods hate a coward, and so I made it anyway.

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  1. Made this for some friends for their dinner. I liked the taste test… it cooked down much more quickly than 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours! So keep an eye on it! V easy!

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