Cincinnati Chili


20 Min


3 Hrs



Deliciously hearty, this Cincinnati Chili is a unique chili recipe served over spaghetti and topped with cheese, onions or beans. Also great for chili dogs!


2 lbs ground beef

2 cups beef broth

2 cups water

1 large onion, diced

1 - 15 oz can tomato sauce

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon all-spice

1 teaspoon cumin

3 Tablespoons chili powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 Tablespoon cocoa powder

2 bay leaves

3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon cayenne

1/2 lemon, squeezed


Cincinnati Chili

Step 1

In a large Dutch oven, add ground beef, broth and water, bring to a boil and stir your beef until it separates into little pieces, reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.

Step 2

Once beef is cooked, add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 2 1/2 hours or until thickened. Juice lemon over sauce and stir.

step 3

Serve over spaghetti or hot dogs.