Slow-Cooked Cincinnati Chili

This unusual regional favorite has a spicy sweet flavor that is wonderfully addictive!

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


Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 can (15 oz.) crushed tomatoes in juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. cocoa
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. allspice
  • ½ tsp. ground cayenne
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. cooked spaghetti
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a nonstick skillet, quickly sauté the beef until it is no longer pink. Drain all fat and discard it.
  • Place beef, tomatoes, garlic, onion, cumin, cocoa, chili powder, cloves, vinegar, allspice, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, Worcestershire sauce, and salt in a 4–quart slow cooker. Stir. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Serve chili over spaghetti. Top with Cheddar cheese.