In my quest to make homemade skyline chili, I couldn’t find ground cloves for under $8. I am way to cheap to pay that for one spice, so I got the whole cloves for $3 and bust out my mortar and pestle. Turns out I only needed 1/8 of a freaking teaspoon, lol! I had a great time making this recipe. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.
side note: My big bro came over and totally shamed me out of buying the frozen kind if I was having guests over. This whole being a food blogger thing holds me to a higher standard and all (Does it now?!). Either way, I accepted the challenge and it turned out amazing! Give it a try!
- 1 lbs ground beef
- 1 cups chopped onion or a healthy shake of onion powder
- 2 cups beef stock
- 1 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa
- 1 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 1 bay leaf
- Brown ground beef and onion; then drain. Put meat in chopper and grind. (This is optional, if you want it to be just like skyline chili).
- Add beef stock and simmer for approximately 15 minutes.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and allow chili to simmer, uncovered for 2 hours.
- Remove the bay leaf
I served this with hot dogs covered in shredded cheese, spaghetti, tater tots and baked potatoes. Typically we’d eat it as a 3-way, with spaghetti, chili and a ton of shredded cheese. I’m not going to lie, I feel all types of accomplished for having made this chili myself!
I started with this recipe and altered it slightly, must give credit where credit is due: thezonemag.wordpress.com Thanks hon!