Cincinnati Chili

which way do you go?

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in
Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2013

  • About

Cincinnati Chili can be endlessly entertaining. First, there’s the double-entendre involved in ordering your favorite toppings. Do you want a 2-way (chili+spaghetti) or a 3-way (add onions)? Then there’s the legend that it was first served in 1922 at a hot dog stand outside a burlesque theater. This chili is different from its Southwestern cousin because of seasonings like cinnamon, allspice, and cloves – familiar flavors for the immigrant cook from Macedonia who invented it. In this versio