• prep: 5 min
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 1 hr 5 min
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  • Summary

    If you haven’t tried Cincinnati Chili before, you are in for a treat!  It’s a thick, ground beef meat sauce punctuated by a unique blend of warm, sweet-and-savory spices served not in a bowl but over hot dogs or spaghetti piled with your choice of kidney beans, chopped onions, cheese and/or oyster crackers.  Cincinnati Chili is made by virtually dumping the ingredients together in one pot without even browning the meat then simmering until thickened. It might sound odd, but this technique makes for the easiest bowl of comfort food around that’s hearty, aromatic, packed with flavor and can’t-stop-eating delicious – guaranteed.  This sensational Cincinnati Chili recipe makes fantastic leftovers (it’s even better the next day) so it’s fabulous for make ahead meals and crowds and it also freezes beautifully for an instant dinner any night of the week.

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds lean ground beef (preferably 85/15)
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate, (roughly chopped)
    • 5 garlic cloves, minced
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 3 tablespoons chili powder
    • 2 tsp EACH ground cumin, dried oregano, onion powder
    • 1 tsp EACH ground cinnamon, smoked paprika
    • 3/4 tsp EACH salt, allspice, cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 4 cups low sodium beef broth
    • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
    • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 teaspoons granulated beef bouillon ((or 2 crushed cubes))
    • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
    • 2 bay leaves
    • Cooked spaghetti
    • Kidney beans
    • 1 chopped white onion
    • Shredded cheddar cheese
    • Oyster crackers
    • Tabasco Hot Sauce

    Instructions

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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