Recipe Repeat: Crock Pot Cincinnati-Style Chili

Crock Pot Cincinnati-Style Chili 1

By the time my annual chili contest wraps up, I swear off chili for a solid few weeks. Chili for 10-12 weeks straight is…enough. Even for me. But after a few weeks, sure enough…I’m back to happily enjoying chili. I don’t stay away for long, regardless of the season. Good thing, too, since I still have a ton of it in my freezer that we’re slowing making our way through.

Chili can be anything you want it to be – spicy, savory, sweet, vegan, vegetarian, meaty, beany.

Crock Pot Cincinnati-Style Chili 2

I love chili served simply in a bowl with perhaps some oyster crackers and cheese. I love it over a baked potato or served up with eggs for a breakfast for dinner. But my favorite way to eat chili is served over pasta. I grew up eating chili over pasta and it just feels like home to me. If you think it sounds weird, you absolutely must try it.

There’s few things I rave about in Ohio, but Cincinnati-Style Chili is one of them. The chili is meaty, rich, slightly sweet, and has a special touch of cinnamon and chocolate that gives it a smoky flavor.

Crock Pot Cincinnati-Style Chili 3

I do regret not eating more Skyline chili while living in Columbus. Skyline is the original Cincinnati-style chili with this unique combination of flavors, but fortunately, it’s as simple as a two-step crock pot recipe to recreate at home. This chili is incredible as leftovers and freezes great for later dates.

Once you try Cincinnati-style chili…over pasta, your previous chili experiences will most definitely be one-upped!

Crock Pot Cincinnati-Style Chili 4

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Crock Pot Cincinnati-Style Chili
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs 90% lean ground beef
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 8 oz tomato paste
  • 5 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2½ Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp steak sauce
  • 3 cups water
Instructions
  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until no longer pink, breaking up with a wooden spoon; transfer to the crock pot.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients to crock pot. Stir well, and cook on low for 8-12 hours.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Crock Pot Tuesdays and All Recipes
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup chili Calories: 273 Fat: 13.1 Carbohydrates: 16.9 Sodium: 675 Fiber: 4.6 Protein: 24.8 Cholesterol: 71

 We got 5-6 more inches of snow over night…baaah!! :(

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Comments

  1. says

    I lived in Columbus, Ohio for a couple of years during High School and I’ve still never had Cincinnati chili. I can see I am missing out. You have one of my favorite ingredients in this chili, chocolate. I think it is amazing in a savory dish. Can’t wait to try this.

  2. says

    I loves me some Cincinnati chili – it’s my husbands favorite since he doesn’t like beans – I make mine five way – pasta, cheese, oyster crackers, black beans and kidney beans – yum!

  3. says

    Hooray! I just bought ground beef today to make some of this and the crock pot saves my life when I’m low on time all week! :) Can’t wait to try your recipe. Ps…that is not nearly enough cheese on that bowl of chili you have there. ;-)

  4. says

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