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Cincinnati Chili

Cincinnati Chili

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, ground beef
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 269 kcal
Author Jennie Duncan


  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 pound Ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ground all spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 15 oz Tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • Optional: Cooked spaghetti or hot dogs and shredded cheese


  1. Saute your onions for 2-3 minutes on medium-high in a large pan. Add beef and garlic and cook until beef is almost fully cooked. Drain fat as needed. Add chili powder, cinnamon, allspice, salt, unsweetened cocoa powder, and mix together. Add tomato sauce, cider vinegar, and water.

  2. Reduce heat to low and let the chili simmer for 1-2 hours.
  3. Place chili on top of spaghetti or hot dog and the with shredded cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Cincinnati Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 768mg32%
Potassium 589mg17%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 845IU17%
Vitamin C 8.1mg10%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.