Cincinnati Chili Recipe America’s Test Kitchen

This spiced meat sauce that is usually topped with several dressings has a sweeter edge along with certain spices like cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. These spices make your chili more tasty and aromatic. In some versions, cocoa powder is used which elaborated the taste of Cincinnati Chili.

You can enjoy this Cincinnati over your freshly made pasta just like the people of Cincinnati who top every spoon of their pasta with chili. You can also toss the chili with butter as it adds an amazing relish to America’s Test Kitchen Cincinnati Chili.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 finely chopped onions
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3/4 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tablespoon allspice
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups canned tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef

Method to make Amazing Cincinnati Chili Recipe

  1. In a frying pan, after heating the oil stir fry the onion and wait until it is softened and turn brown.
  2. Saute garlic along with the onion and then add the tomato paste to this onion-garlic paste.
  3. Add some chili powder, pepper, and salt along with allspice. Also, make the additional oregano and cinnamon.
  4. Stir and simmer for a few minutes and wait so that your mixture will get fragrant due to the added spices.
  5. At this stage, pour the broth into the cooked mixture. Also pour some tomato sauce followed by squeezing some vinegar. In the end, add the brown sugar.
  6. Mix well and check that nothing sticks to the pan. Stir along with a spatula and simmer for some time.
  7. Also, add meat sauce to your cooked broth. To mash or break the meat in the broth you can use a potato masher or anything you can perform the task with.
  8. Turn the beef into extremely smaller pieces and then cook for 10-15 minutes.
  9. Wait until cooled and then serve by pairing it up with spaghetti.

FAQs?

What ingredients can we use to top the Cincinnati?

You can top it with diced raw onions, or kidney beans. Cannellini beans can also be used for the purpose. Moreover, you can spread the shredded cheddar cheese over it.

How to thicken the Cincinnati Chili?

You can make a slurry by mixing all-purpose flour or your own favorite thickening agent and mixing it with a little quantity of water. Then add this prepared slurry into your chili and it will be thickened to your required consistency.

Cincinnati Chili Recipe America's Test Kitchen
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Cincinnati Chili Recipe America's Test Kitchen

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 finely chopped onions
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3/4 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tablespoon allspice
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups canned tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef

Instructions

  • In a frying pan, after heating the oil stir fry the onion and wait until it is softened and turn brown.
  • Saute garlic along with the onion and then add the tomato paste to this onion-garlic paste.
  • Add some chili powder, pepper, and salt along with allspice. Also, make the additional oregano and cinnamon.
  • Stir and simmer for a few minutes and wait so that your mixture will get fragrant due to the added spices.
  • At this stage, pour the broth into the cooked mixture. Also pour some tomato sauce followed by squeezing some vinegar. In the end, add the brown sugar.
  • Mix well and check that nothing sticks to the pan. Stir along with a spatula and simmer for some time.
  • Also, add meat sauce to your cooked broth. To mash or break the meat in the broth you can use a potato masher or anything you can perform the task with.
  • Turn the beef into extremely smaller pieces and then cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wait until cooled and then serve by pairing it up with spaghetti.

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