I’ve been a huge fan of Cincinnati Chili ever since my mom-in-law made it for me over half a decade ago. My predispositions to chili before this was that it was a unattractive sloppy mixture that consistently made it’s way onto amusement fairs’ hot dogs. I know there are some great chili parlors all over the country that serve some fresh, quality chili, but it was hard to shake the images of highly processed chili dogs coming out of a cart. That was until I had this Cincinnati Chili!
My wife has carried the torch from her mom to produce this delicious chili just as well. It’s become somewhat of a comfort food in our house. It’s fresh, warm, and the smell of cinnamon reminds us of the Christmas season and cozy winters. I was surprised to look at the ingredients of this delicious chili and find that it is very much a Paleo food!
To stay “Paleo approved”, there is no adding of beans or oyster crackers to this recipe. If you love hot dogs with your chili, make sure you buy the nitrate free uncured beef hot dogs like these. Some Cincinnati chili recipes even use chocolate in their recipes. My wife and mom-in-law are obsessed with chocolate so I will have to ask them how their recipe could possibly leave it out
How to make Cincinnati Chili: