It is not just chili season. It is Skyline Chili season. Long before I knew Skyline Chili was a restaurant (way back when I was a wee child) my mom got a recipe from our friend Elena Muckenfuss who would drive from Welch, WV to Cincinnati, OH to hear her son play the piano in the Cincinnati Symphony. On her trips she discovered this Ohio staple & came up with this version of the recipe. It has graced our dinner table for years.
This award winning chili includes the secret/not so secret ingredients of cinnamon & bittersweet chocolate; it is served on spaghetti noodles & you can top with oyster crackers, cheese, onions, etc.
Today I am adapting some ingredients to be compliant with my Paleo(ish) meal plan. Here’s what I did. Swipe right for the recipe & more.
I swapped out the Worcestershire sauce (which contains gluten & sugar) for the Paleo Chef Steak Sauce. @stevespaleogoods I found at @wholefoods
I swapped out the standard spaghetti with the Jovial Organic Brown Rice Gluten Free Spaghetti Pasta. @jovialfoods
I opted for the ground beef from Pineland Farms in Maine that has a lot of certifications healthy & socially responsible consumers want to see. (It is on sale at Whole Foods right now.) @pinelandfarmsnaturalmeats
While I love my Penzey’s spices I have started shopping at Spice for Life at the Van Aken District because it’s a social enterprise with proceeds supporting local organizations helping survivors of human trafficking. You can also buy from them on-line. @spice_forlife @thevanakendistrict
I did humor myself when I realized the chili powders I had on hand were Penzey’s “The Future of Chili” & “The Chili of Now”. I felt like I had Elon Musk on one shoulder & Eckhart Tolle on the other saying “choose me”. Only because I have chosen Eckhart’s Chili more often did I go with Elon’s due to the serving size required. This alone is bound to make this particular bowl a unique flavor.
Finally, organic tomato sauce, garlic & a bittersweet Guittard chocolate (Fair-trade and Non-GMO). My apartment smells so good. It is simmering for six hours. Dinner time is two hours away. Who’s coming over? - 7 months ago