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I am a Cincinnati transplant. My husband is from the Cincinnati Metro area, to say that it has its quirks, is a bit of an understatement for this southern KY girl. I first visited Cincinnati in college and Nathan introduced me to Cincinnati chili. What is Cincinnati chili?? How was it really different than the normal chili I had grown up eating my whole life? I mean, Nathan would go on and on and on about it. So he took me out to a local restaurant here, and I was hooked. It was unlike any chili I had ever had, and then he told me there was cinnamon and chocolate….what? Having been in the Cincinnati area for over 9 years now, I have created what I believe to be a near perfect spice recipe that really captures the Cincinnati chili taste!
Well we are getting into summer, and while you can really have chili all year around, I tend to think of it as colder weather type of meal. So as the weather warms, how do I get my fix? As I was sitting here thinking about it, something dawned on me, why couldn’t I use the spices in Cincy Chili as a rub for burgers!? So, I heated the grill, and mixed the spices together, patted out the burgers and applied the rub. Now it was ready to go! My favorite meat to put on the grill for burger is 80/20 and the best kind in my opinion out there the Private Selection® Angus ground beef. It has been consistently the freshest beef I have been able to find at any grocery store.
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After the harsh winter, there is nothing I truly enjoy more than grilling out. It’s a great time of family and eating outside soaking up some much needed Vitamin D. So being the good southern girl I am, I have plenty of southern sides to go with the grilled food, potato salad, chips, baked beans and of course Mason Jar sweet tea. One of the newest things I recently found from Private selection was mason jar desserts! What?!?!?
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As you can see with my photos, I topped my special Cincy burger creation with Private Selection® mild cheddar cheese, and added a delicious Private Selection® Onion bun. Being from Cincinnati, we always top a chili coney with cheddar cheese!! What are some of your local burger creations? Share them with Private Selection® and get your grill on this summer!
Homemade Cincinnati Chili Spice Mix Recipe:
- 1/4 tsp of allspice
- 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/2tsp of ground red pepper
- 1/2tsp of slat
- 1 tsp of cumin
- 1 tsp of garlic powder
- 1/2 tbs of chili powder
- 1 tsp of cocoa
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