Iconic Cincinnati Chili Recipe: This Easy Ground Beef Chili Recipe Has Bragging Rights by 30Seconds Food

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Iconic Cincinnati Chili Recipe: This Easy Ground Beef Chili Recipe Has Bragging Rights

Named one of the 20 most iconic foods in America by the Smithsonian in 2013, Cincinnati chili is as American as apple pie. This easy Cincinnati chili recipe can be served over spaghetti with cheese, chopped onions and oyster crackers or spooned over hot dogs. And yes, it was invented in Cincinnati, Ohio!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 to 3 hours
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes to 3 hours and 10 minutes
Servings: 8



Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the tomato paste into a large soup pot and cook, stirring, about 2 minutes. 
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients except the chocolate (if using) and mix well. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, about 1 to 3 hours, depending on how thick you want the chili and how much time you have. 
  3. Add the chocolate and stir until combined. Serve with desired garnishes.

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Donna John
I used to eat Cincinnati chili years and years ago in St. Louis. I've never made it at home! That is about to change. :-) Sounds delicious!!
What an amazing recipe 😋
Love Cincinnati chili. I grew up in the area and had it at many family get-togethers. The only real criticism is that absolutely none of the recipes on 30Seconds have a printable recipe. You either print the entire article or let it go. I learned a looking time ago that saving a bookmark is pointless. Might as well being dog-earing a page in a magazine and then putting it on a shelf with 200 other magazines. It's like throwing it away.

It's a shame because I would live to make this but I'm obviously not doing it tonight so whatever. I just need to stop looking at recipes. This is pointless.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Hi Jth40515 ! Thanks for your comment. Have you tried the "print" icon at the top of the recipe? It should provide a printer-friendly version of the recipe, that you can then print to your computer. Another idea is to add it to a "collection" that you create on 30Seconds (click "collection" at the top of the recipe). That way, you're saving your favorite recipes in collections you create (such as dinner ideas, desserts, etc.). Hope one of these solutions works for you. Thank you for being part of our community! Donna John

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