Cincinnati Chili
80 mins (prep 20, cooking 60)
20 ingredients
6-8 servings
I got this recipe from a college friend who grew up right outside of Cincinnati. The original recipe calls for twice as much ground beef and no beans, but I prefer the combination. This chili has an interesting blend of flavors and you can easily adjust amounts to your liking - I tend to measure all the spices with a generous hand! Don't be afraid to make it spicy because serving it on spaghetti sort of spreads out the heat. I have also added chopped bell peppers to this to add color, with good results. This freezes well. A couple of notes - browning the ground beef ahead of time works ok, but the consistency will be much different than if you crumble the raw meat into the water at the start (chunky vs. a kind of thickened sauce consistency). Also, this will work in a crock pot, but the end result is too thin and watery for my taste.

Categories:  low-cholesterol , pasta,-rice-and-grains , low-calorie , spaghetti , main-dish , <-4-hours , pasta , low-carb , low-in... , healthy-2 , chili , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (113.59 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 275.9 Calories from Fat 14.76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.64g 15.16%
Saturated Fat 0.26g 7.89%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1199.98mg 299.99%
Total Carbohydrate 51.05g 102.1%
Dietary Fiber 20.53 g 492.66%
Sugars 5.52 g %
Protein 18.4g 220.77%
Vitamin A 1912.25IU% Vitamin C 10.1mg%
Calcium 146.01mg% Iron 8.09mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
raw, ground beef, medium onion, crushed red pepper flakes, cooked spaghetti, shredded cheddar cheese