Penny Hall Recipe

Cincinnati Chili Recipe - How To Make Cincinnati Chili

By Penny Hall FantasyFaery54

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This is a chili recipe that is sought out in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.


1 large onion, chopped
1 pound extra-lean ground beef
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon red (cayenne) pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa or 1/2 ounce grated unsweetened chocolate
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 (16-ounce) package uncooked dried spaghetti pasta

Directions Step-By-Step

Toppings (see below)
In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, sauté onion, ground beef, garlic, and chili powder until ground beef is slightly cooked.
Ladle Cincinnati Chili mixture over the cooked spaghetti and serve with toppings of your choice.

Oyster crackers are served in a separate container on the side.

Oyster Crackers
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Chopped Onion
Kidney Beans (16-ounce) can

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Add allspice, cinnamon, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, unsweetened cocoa or chocolate, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cider vinegar, and water. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, 1 hour 30 minutes. Remove from heat.

Cook spaghetti according to package directions and transfer onto individual serving plates (small oval plates are traditional).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chili
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #Soups

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Dec 7, 2011 - Tara Pacheco shared this recipe with discussion group: Local Favorites
Penny Hall FantasyFaery54
Aug 10, 2011
I cannot eat chili any longer, but I did love this when my sister made it for me when I visited her in Cincinnati.
Christine Fernandez SuperMom77
Aug 10, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Christine Fernandez SuperMom77
Aug 10, 2011
I have made this in my home before for my family after seeing it on a episode of Diners, Drive-Inns, and Dives. Very yummy!