This Classic Cincinnati Chili goes great on Hot Dogs or Pasta. Easy to make and ready in a little under 3 hours.
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 This particular chili was originally made to go on Hot Dogs or Spaghetti.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.
⭐ Did you make this Recipe
For more yummy chili recipes, I suggest you try my Spicy Chicken Chili, my White Bean and Chicken Chili or my Delicious Turkey Chili. Another similar Hot Dog topping is my Coney Island Hot Dog Sauce Recipe. My Copycat Wendy's Chili is not too bad either.
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Cincinnati Chili: 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 this 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.
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Easy Cincinnati Chili
- 2 lbs Ground Beef, lean
- 4 Cups Water
- 1 Yellow Onion, diced
- 4 Tsp Chili Powder
- 1 Tsp Ground Cumin
- 2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Bay Leaf, cracked
- 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 15 oz Tomato Sauce
- 2 Tbsp 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.
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