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5 from 12 votes

Cincinnati Chili

Homemade Cincinnati Chili is so easy to make. You will notice that this is not your traditional chili recipe. This is a Cincinnati style chili that is so unique in a good way. Serve it over spaghetti or even as a cheese coney.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Cloves
  • 4 cups Water
  • 4 oz Tomato Paste
  • 1 lb Ground Beef

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except water, tomato paste and ground beef.
  • Whisk until well blended. Set aside.
  • In a medium pan over medium heat, pour water and tomato paste and whisk until blended.
  • Add spice mixture and whisk until blended. Increase temperature to medium high.
  • Crumble ground beef into pan and stir frequently to break up ground beef into crumb sized pieces.
  • Allow to come to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for at least 30-60 minutes.
  • For 3 way: Plate drained spaghetti, top with chili and finely shredded cheddar cheese.
  • For 4 way: Plate drained spaghetti, top with chili, diced onions and finely shredded cheddar cheese.
  • For 5 way: Plate drained spaghetti, top with chili, heated drained kidney beans, diced onions and finely shredded cheddar cheese.
  • For Cheese Coney: Steamed hot dog bun, beef hot dog, top with mustard, chili, diced onions and finely shredded cheddar cheese.