Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cinncinnati "5 way" Chili

Saw this on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives and did my best to recreate it.

1.5 lbs ground sirloin
1 large can stewed tomatoes
1 TBSP each: crushed garlic, oregano, basil flakes
2 TBSP ancho chili powder
2 cups water
Salt & Pepper
1 can red kidney beans
Red onion, diced
Bucatini pasta, cooked according to package (I'd use capellini next time)
Shredded Cheddar cheese ( I used white Cheddar)

Brown the beef in a large sauce pan, season with salt & pepper. Drain. Return to pan. Add a l tomatoes, spices, & water. Bring to boil, simmer for about 40 minutes or until it cooks down. Check seasoning and add more salt, pepper, & oregano if needed.

Layer in a bowl: Bucatini pasta, meat sauce, sprinkle of kidney beans, cheddar cheese, & onion. Serves 4