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Cincinnati meets N’rleans

Took red beans and rice to Ohio tonight when I added Cincinnati chili sauce to the mix. It was a great taste and a big success with my family.

For the N’rleans portion, I took a large cut trinity (1 red onion, 1 large green pepper and 4 stalks of celery) along with garlic and sauted them in olive oil until the onion was transparent. Then I added the Cincinnati spices:
1.5 tablespoon of unsweet cocoa
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
(some recipes also add 1 teaspoon of ground cloves)

After they were mixed in well, I added 2 cans of drained and washed red beans, some tomato paste and about 1.5 cups of broth. All of this simmered while the rice cooked. The result was a wonderful spicy mole with still crunchy green pepper and celery. Yum. Thank you Skyline Chili and the sainted Lambrinides family for the inspiration.


  1. kelly roberts

    3/27/2009 at 6:54 am

    i have been looking for my cousion paul i think that you maybe him. is your moms name betty ,your dads name is don. you have a uncle larry? well if that is true then i could very well be your cousin kelly !!!!!i have been gone for a very long time and i would love to get back with some of fam. not all of them but some if you are the paul jones that has a brother plus but at least one is named kenny then please get back with me soon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Paul

    3/27/2009 at 3:29 pm

    There are many Joneses and many Jones cousins. None of our Joneses (in this short line) are Don, Larry, Kelly, Kenny or Betty. Sorry, would have been fun to be related.

  3. Not sure if you realize it, but you can get frozen Skyline chili from local grocers like HT. I grew up in Cinci, at least formative teen late-night chili eating years, and the frozen certainly tastes fine. Impossible to reproduce the coneys though.

  4. Paul

    3/28/2009 at 2:58 pm

    I’ve seen Skyline in cans but not frozen. I’ll have to check it out. It wasn’t so hard to make — especially leaving out the meat.

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