Failblog Fail: Cincinnati Chili


Our crack team of webminers here at Tacky Raccoons have identified a true Failblog Fail, although there is definitely a double entendre there.

Skyline Chili, Gold Star Chili and others in southwestern Ohio are regional favorites. This stuff of modern legend doesn’t resemble or taste like chili from elsewhere.  It’s more like a granular soup that you ladle over spaghetti and add toppings.  Bunky discovered it while in High School on weekends after the football/basketball/cheerleader eyeballin’ games.  Pure survival eatin’-when-yer-hungry-food.  If you’re not in the southern Ohio region, you can order it online (click on the images for details).

HOWEVER… The frozen stuff is prolly better but you’ll pay a premium for shipping with dry ice;  The canned stuff, well, Bunk ordered a case of it once and it’s kinda sucky oily… but it’s close to the original.

Many moons ago when Bunky went-a courtin’ the lovely and future Mrs. Strutts, he introduced her to the delicacy favored by locals in the eastern regions of this Glorious Nation, and the future Mrs. Strutts played along until she threw up in the parking lot.

Now about this 3-Way stuff…  That’s how you order it:
3-Way = Spaghetti, Chili, and finely grated cheddar cheese;
4-Way = Same as a 3-Way with onions OR red beans ;
5-way = Same as a 3-Way with onions AND red beans.
(This last one was Bunk’s favorite.)

Oh, yeah, I almost forgot the little saltine oyster crackers, but they don’t count as a “Way.”

Then there’s this:

You’re on your own if you run with that one.  (I’ll give y’all the Strutts Family Recipe, but ya gotta beg.)

[Top image from here.]

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2 Responses to “Failblog Fail: Cincinnati Chili”

  1. Amateur Cook Says:

    Please, please, pretty please with sugar on top – can we (or I at least) have the Strutts Family Recipe? I’m on my knees here beggin’ ya!

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    You got it, AC. Check out the new post here.

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