I'm from Cinci and Skyline is my fave. No recipe will ever match the real deal, but this is very close. I used 1 t. ground allspice since I don't have the berries, 2T cocoa powder instead of real chocolate, and cider vinegar instead of regular. I didn't find it necessary to refrigerate to get the fat off. Using 93% lean hamburger, there wasn't any fat to speak of, and what little there may have been would've only enhanced the flavor. I did have to keep adding more water as it cooked. This recipe was just a tad more meaty than Skyline's. Theirs has a bit more water/grease for saturating the oyster crackers! It is absolutely necessary to finely shred mild cheddar cheese right before serving. The pre-packaged shredded cheddar isn't soft enough. Also, must serve with oyster crackers. One last note: make sure your dog doesn't eat any plate leftovers that go in the garbage. Gives them serious diarrhea. Guess it's not much different than getting some Skyline after drinking all night, LOL.
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I'm from Cinci and Skyline is my fave. No recipe will ever match the real deal, but this is...