Cincinnati Chili

Here is an authentic chili recipe that gets its regional twist by adding cinnamon. It is typically served over spaghetti and topped with kidney beans, Cheddar cheese and onions.

Serves: Makes 8 servings.
15 mins Prep time 40 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
40 mins Cook time
  • For the Spice Blend, mix chili powder, sugar, cinnamon, garlic powder and salt in small bowl. Set aside.

  • Cook ground beef and 1 cup of the onions in large saucepan on medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink; drain fat. Add Spice Blend, water and tomato sauce; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Serve chili over spaghetti. Top with kidney beans, and remaining 1/2 cup onions. Sprinkle with shredded Cheddar cheese, if desired.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 340Calories: 340Cholesterol: 57mg
  • Sodium: 712mgProtein: 24g
  • Total Fat: 12gFiber: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 34g

Ratings & Reviews: 2

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  • Miss T. on 11/06/2013

    Excellent recipe. Prepare Cincinnati Chili for the first time and it was an immediate hit. Will definitely keep this as a winter staple. ~Thanks McCormick~

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  • Mary A. on 09/24/2013

    Needs cocoa powder or chocolate also. Hint: cook ground beef with a bit of water and 'mush' it up as you heat it to obtain the fine ground consistency typically found with Cincy chili.

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