If you’re looking for a standard chili recipe, turn around right now. This is nothing like a normal chili, which you might have gathered already because, well, it’s served over pasta! I’ve never been to Cincinnati but hear this is fairly authentic, especially when served with extra diced onions on top. It definitely isn’t like the chili I grew up with in Texas–this is for “them crazy ole Yankees” who also put ketchup on cheeseburgers.
I’m sick with a cold right now, and this picture of my favorite winter meal is almost making me feel better! I wish I were better with words so I could adequately describe how amazing this soup is. It’s chunky and sweet and will surely satisfy even those who don’t like tomato soup. The milk removes some of that acidity I always associate with tomato soup. I’ve made it many times and never get sick of it; it’s the perfect meal after a long, cold day.