Cincinnati Chili

barbara lentz


Really good spaghetti meal. Rich chili sauce


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10 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 medium
    onion diced
  • 1 tsp
  • 6 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 3 c
  • 15 oz
    can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    cider vinegar
  • 1
    hershey's dark chocolate nuggets
  • 4 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    each oregano and ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 8 oz
  • ·
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese for serving

How to Make Cincinnati Chili


  1. Add the oil to a large saucepan. Add the onion and sugar & season with some salt. saute until softened. Add the garlic and ground beef. Add more salt Cook until beef is browned. Add the water, tomato sauce, vinegar, tomato paste, chili powder, oregano, cinnamon, and allspice. Bring to a simmer. Add the Hershey nugget and let it melt. Add the bay leaves and simmer for 30 minutes until thickened. Remove the bay leaves and taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  2. Meanwhile cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water until el dente. Serve the sauce over the spaghetti and topped with cheese

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About Cincinnati Chili

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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