Cincinnati Style Chili Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
CuisineMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Ground chuck2 Pound
 Onion1 Large, finely chopped
 Garlic3 Clove (15 gm), finely chopped
 Chili powder3 Tablespoon
 Paprika2 Teaspoon
 Cumin1 Teaspoon
 Dried oregano1 Teaspoon
 Salt3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Cayenne pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Cinnamon1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Ground cloves1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Tomato sauce16 Ounce (1 Can)
 Water1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
 Cider vinegar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Worcestershire sauce1 Tablespoon
 Unsweetened chocolate1⁄2 Ounce
 Spaghetti1 Pound

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4465 Calories from Fat 1817

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 202 g310.6%

Saturated Fat 79.9 g399.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 640 mg

Sodium 2817.2 mg117.4%

Total Carbohydrates 459 g153.1%

Dietary Fiber 37.8 g151.2%

Sugars 43.7 g

Protein 239 g478.3%

Vitamin A 439.7% Vitamin C 215.8%

Calcium 66.6% Iron 260%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In a large saucepan, cook the beef with the onion and garlic over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes until the meat has lost its red color.
Drain off any excess fat.
Stir in the chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, cayenne, cinnamon and cloves and cook for 1 minute over moderate heat, stirring often.
Add the the tomato sauce, water, vinegar, Worcestershire and chocolate.
Cover and cook gently for 1 hour, stirring frequently.
Uncover and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring often, until thickened.
The recipe can be made two days ahead to this point.