It's no secret I love making Chili. Heck my Signature Chili Recipe is what really got me hooked on cooking. This Cincinnati Chili recipe is not only easy to make, but it also tastes delicious!
This chili is a little different than my other Chili Recipes. This particular chili was originally made to go on Hot Dogs or Spaghetti. The consistency of this chili is much thinner than my other chili recipes.
Don't let that fool you though, this Cincinnati Chili is packed full of flavor. The cinnamon really stands out which I love. One of the things I like about this chili is that it's not spicy at all. Which means you can serve it to those that don't like spicy food.
Unlike many of my other Chili recipes, this one does not have any beans in it. Only ground beef, onion, tomato sauce and some seasonings. I recommend using the leanest ground beef you can find otherwise you might have a little too much grease in the chili juice.
Cincinnati Chili is typically served on hot dogs to make a chili dog but it's also served over pasta. Imagine a bed of spaghetti topped with this Cincinnati chili, chopped onions and cheese? Yummy!
For more great recipes with Tomato Sauce, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Easy Cincinnati Chili recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Ground Beef, Water, Yellow Onion, Chili Powder, Ground Cumin, Ground Cinnamon, Bay Leaf, Garlic Cloves, Tomato Sauce and Apple Cider Vinegar.
🥣 How do I make Easy Cincinnati Chili
In a large pot over medium-high heat, combine the ground beef, water and chopped onion. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add the chili powder, ground cumin, cinnamon, bay leaf, garlic, tomato sauce and apple cider vinegar. Stir to combine. Simmer for another 2 hours.
Remove the bay leaf and serve with desired toppings.
Easy Cincinnati Chili
- 2 lbs Ground Beef, lean
- 4 Cups Water
- 1 Yellow Onion, diced
- 4 teaspoon Chili Powder
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Bay Leaf, cracked
- 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 15 oz Tomato Sauce
- 2 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- In a large pot over medium-high heat, combine the ground beef, water and chopped onion. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add the chili powder, ground cumin, cinnamon, bay leaf, garlic, tomato sauce and apple cider vinegar. Stir to combine. Simmer for another 2 hours.
- Remove the bay leaf and serve with desired toppings.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
This Cincinnati chili is to die for. I used it on hot dogs, then decided to try it on spaghetti as mentioned. It was so good on the spaghetti that I will use this recipe from now on. Great recipe.