Cincinnati Chili

Cincinnati Chili

Serves: 4 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Cincinnati Chili


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cups spaghetti
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded


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If you've never had Cincinnati Chili before, you are in for a treat. While it may look like normal chili, the taste is unique. And serving it over spaghetti is the only way to do it!
  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, combine ground beef, water, and chopped onion. Stir. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. After 30 minutes add chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, 1 bay leaf (crack it), garlic, tomato sauce, and apple cider vinegar. Stir to combine. Simmer for another 2 hours.
  3. Cook spaghetti according to package directions until al dente. Drain.
  4. After 2 hours, serve the chili over cooked spaghetti. Top with cheddar cheese, serve Cincinnati Chili, and enjoy!