Rootin'-Tootin' Cincinnati Chili

Raven Higheagle


Yes, there's root beer in this spicy chili, and it adds a nice touch of sweetness. Serve over spaghetti and let everyone add their own favorite toppings.


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Serves 8
25 Min
30 Min
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2 lb
ground beef
1 large
onion, chopped
1 large
red bell pepper, chopped
2 clove
garlic, minced
2 can(s)
(14-1/2 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
2 c
root beer
4 Tbsp
chili powder
4 Tbsp
tomato paste
4 Tbsp
minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
2 Tbsp
ground cumin
beef bouillon cubes
hot cooked spaghetti
crushed tortilla chips, for topping
chopped green onions, for topping
shredded cheddar cheese, for topping
parmesan cheese, for topping

How to Make Rootin'-Tootin' Cincinnati Chili


  • 1In a large saucepan, cook the beef, onions and red pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.
  • 2Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  • 3Add the tomatoes, root beer, chili powder, tomato paste, chipotle peppers, cumin and bouillon. Bring to a boil.
  • 4Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  • 5Meanwhile cook spaghetti to package directions.
  • 6Serve with spaghetti.
  • 7Garnish with chips, green onions and cheeses.

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About Rootin'-Tootin' Cincinnati Chili

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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