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Cincinnati Chili - Recipe
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Cincinnati Chili Recipe

Cincinnati chili is a chili unlike any other, filled with a beguiling mix of Mediterranean spices and chili powder, a beloved regional favorite. Make it tonight with this recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili, recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 336kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 quart + one cup tomato juice canned
  • 1 whole large onion
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder more or less as desired
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground all spice
  • 1 teaspoon milled black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 whole bay leaves
  • 1.5 teaspoons vinegar I used red wine vinegar
  • 2 large dashes Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Submerge the onion.
  • Break up the uncooked beef as fine as you can.
  • Cook on medium-low heat, uncovered, for two hours, stirring every 20 mins.
  • Remove onion and bay leaves.
  • Serve with your favorite fixins.

Notes

Heat Factor: Mild
To Serve:
  • 2 Way - Cincinnati chili over spaghetti
  • 3 Way - Cincinnati chili over spaghetti with cheddar cheese
  • 4 Way - Cincinnati chili over spaghetti with cheddar cheese, with either diced onions or beans
  • 5 Way - Cincinnati chili over spaghetti, with both diced onions or beans
Or, serve it over a hot dog with mustard, onions and shredded cheddar cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1032mg | Potassium: 756mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1890IU | Vitamin C: 29.6mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3.8mg