Sunday, February 3, 2013


Exciting night at the Presbyterian Church last night.  We had a chili cook-off and Emma was the Overall Winner!  Her winning entry was her version of a Cincinnati Chili.  She won a dishtowel with peppers on it and as she said, "The nicest cooking spoon we have in our kitchen."

Here is her winning recipe:

3# lean ground beef
2 small onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2  cans (29 oz) tomato sauce
2 cans (14 1/2 oz) fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. allspice
2 t. salt
1 t. pepper
3 T. chili powder
2 to 3 T. brown sugar
2 T. white vinegar
1 cup of strong, brewed coffee

Brown meat.  Add onions and garlic to meat.  Cook for 3 to 5 minutes.  Drain meat, onions, and garlic.  Place meat, onions, and garlic in large pot.  Add remaining ingredients.  Cook on low for 2 to 3 hours, or can cook slowly in crock pot for 4 to 5 hours.

Serves 10 to 12.