The Edible Bracket 2011

Last year's winners of the MNCAAPG Best Bracket contest are back. This March Madness season, we will be documenting foods associated with the competing schools. Consider it March Madness, Top Chef Edition.

University of Cincinnati Bearcats (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati Chili


We put off making this chili for almost the whole NCAA season even though we knew Cincy was likely to make the tournament because Cincinnati Chili just sounded…gross.  Turns out we were wrong.  Cincinnati Chili: sleeper hit of the Edible Bracket. 

Cincinnati Chili

adapted from Skyline

This was the last dish we made one night. Around midnight, we realized someone would have to eat it. Exhausted after cooking and drinking all night, and committed to the sanctity of pasta, Laura was all convinced she wasn’t going to like this chili, and begrudgingly took a bite.  She ended up going back for more!