Gluten-Free Cincinnati Chili

This unusual regional favorite has a spicy sweet flavor that is wonderfully addictive! It is traditionally served over spaghetti with any combination of toppings that include kidney beans, diced raw onion, and shredded Cheddar.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 8 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 can (15 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. ground allspice
  • ½ tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. gluten-free spaghetti, cooked
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a nonstick skillet, quickly sauté the beef until it is no longer pink, about 5–6 minutes. Drain all fat and discard it.
  • Place beef and all other ingredients in a 4-quart slow cooker. Stir. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Serve chili over spaghetti and top with shredded cheese.