Cincinnati Chili

All Recipes, Dinner, Pasta | September 7, 2021 | By

Cincinnati Chili is a popular dish that originated in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a dish with deep flavor, ranging from cocoa powder to cinnamon. We typically serve this chili over a bed of noodles topped with onions, kidney beans, cheese, oyster crackers and hot sauce, but it can also be used for killer Chili Cheese Dogs.

Cincinnati Chili Cheese Dogs

In addition to the chili recipe below, you will need: hot dog buns, Hebrew National Beef Franks (#2765), Tillamook Medium Cheddar Shredded Cheese (#1866), Flav-R-Pac Chopped Onion (#5772). Cook the hot dogs on the grill, then top with the chili, onions, and loooots of cheese. You could also add jalapenos, sour cream, spicy mustard, frito’s, or oyster crackers.

How to Store Leftover Chili

Once the leftover chili has cooled, transfer to a Deli Container or Cambro Food Storage Container. Then, it can be refrigerated for up to three days.

Or, write the date on the container and freeze for 2-3 months. You can also use a Gallon Ziploc Bag (#1979), making sure to lay it flat to freeze.

Cincinnati Chili is a dish with deep flavor, ranging from cocoa powder to cinnamon. Serve over a bed of noodles with a variety of toppings.

Cincinnati Chili



  1. First, brown the ground chuck with the onion in a pot.
  2. Then, add the tomato paste and chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce to a simmer, and add the cocoa powder, sugar, spices, and worcestershire sauce.
  4. Now, cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring occassionally.
  5. To cook the noodles, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook until al dente, then strain and rinse with cold water.
  6. To assemble, add the chili, kidney beans, cheese, chopped onion, oyster crackers and hot sauce to a bed of noodles. Enjoy!

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    Hard Times Chili
    February 20, 2023

    Thanks for sharing this amazing content. Cincinnati Chili Mix is a spice blend that is used to make the famous Cincinnati-style chili. It is a unique blend of spices, including cumin, paprika, garlic, and allspice, that gives the chili its distinctive flavor.

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