9 February, 2016
Billy O’s Skyline Chili
I was introduced to Skyline Chili when a co-worker asked if I wanted to buy some cans of Skyline chili on her trip to Cincinnati. When I asked what was so special about Skyline chili. She explained that it tastes like no chili I’ve ever had before and is beloved by almost every Cincinnatian. (See history below recipe.)
When she brought back several cans for me to try, I immediately went home and served myself a can. It looked like a can of meat product as there were no beans and the meat is finely ground. The smell of the chili and its unique blend of spices permeated my entire house with smells of cloves and cinnamon. At first I was wondering if this was a bad idea. But after eating a bowl of it I immediately went for another, this time over spaghetti noodles and I was immediately hooked on the unique taste.
Since then I have been addicted to Skyline chili. Going so far as to order cases and cases of Skyline chili from Cincinnati. But it’s expensive stuff. So my wife and I began to develop our own recipe and I think we have it pretty close.