Just reading the midwest board debating where to get the best Cincinnati chili: my Ohio-born man waxes eloquent about good 5-way Cincinnati chili, and asked if I could get a recipe for his next poker night.
For the uninitiated, Cincinnati chili is not that typical bowl of spicy beans -- it's a spicy meat gravy topping for spaghetti. Depending on what you add (beans, cheese, chopped onion, etc.) it becomes 3-way, 4-way, 5-way... seems to me I heard something about crushed saltines in there too.
I'd hate to think it was something as simple as browning ground beef, stirring in chili powder and water. Whatcha got fer me, Hounds?