Friday, August 28, 2009

"It's Skyyyyyy-line time".... Skyline Chili Dip

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Skyline chili, Skyline is a chain of chili restaurants based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and thus noted as serving “Cincinnati-style chili”. This chili isn’t what you’d normally think of chili- a stew of meats, beans and tomatoes- but has a unique and distinct taste due to its blend of spices. Cincinnati-style chili is usually served over a hot dog with a MOUND of shredded cheese (coneys) or over a plate of hot spaghetti with a MOUND of shredded cheddar cheese (3-ways).

While I never quite got into the Cincinnati-style chili, my DB loves it. I’ve tried so hard to enjoy this dish with him, but alas, it’s just not for me… but I am definitely an anomaly in Cincinnati! If you’re ever in the Cincinnati area, you’ve got to try it out yourself and see!

Here is a quick and easy dip dish that is a staple in many Cincinnati homes and parties... Skyline Chili Dip!

(2) 8-oz packages of cream cheese, softened
15-oz can Skyline Chili
¼ cup diced onions (optional)
12-oz mild shredded cheddar cheese
Tortilla chips or Fritos Scoops, for dipping

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Spread softened cream cheese evenly over a 2-qt baking dish.
3. Pour Skyline Chili over the cream cheese layer.
4. Top with diced onions and shredded cheese.
5. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
6. Serve with tortilla chips (or any chips you desire).


KikiBelle said...

you're not an anomaly - it is gross - i've lived here since i was 16 and STILL can't stand it! but i will eat the dip if theres TONS of cheese on it. living here you are almost forced to eat it at any party you go might be stoned if the natives find out you don't like their "offerings"! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Not from Cincinnati, and never been there. But, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Skyline Chili. The frozen Chili Spaghetti is available at my local Kroger store. I bought it expecting Texas style chili, and was introduced to the awesomeness that is cincy chili.

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