Cincinatti Chili


  • 2 pounds lean Ground Beef
  • small Yellow Onion (minced)
  • Teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Allspice
  • 2 cups crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 1 pound Spaghetti
  • cans Kidney Beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 cups finely shredded Cheddar Cheese

step-by-step directions
  • Heat a pot over medium high heat.  When the pot is hot,add  the ground beef.  Season the meat with salt and freshly ground black pepper.  Cook, breaking the meat up, until it begins to brown.  Add the onions and garlic and continue to cook until the meat finishes browning and the vegetable soften, 3 to 5 minutes.  drain the meat , then return to the pan.
  • Add the chili powder, cayenne, cumin, cinnamon, and allspice and cook for an additional minute to toast the spices. Next add the crushed tomatoes and spaghetti sauce along with the beans and Worcestershire sauce and bring the mixture to a simmer.  Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and simmer, stirring occasionally for 25 to 35 minutes, until slightly reduced and the flavors deepen. 
  • When the chili has finished cooking, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Add the spaghetti and cook according to package directions. To serve, place some spaghetti on a plate or in a bowl, spoon some of the chili over the top and garnish as desired. use cheese and onion on top.


  1. Sounds really good--they serve something like this at Steak and Shake(never tried it though)--but homemade is always better and you can tweak it to your own taste. Might be trying this soon.


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