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Cincinnati Chili

Photo: Kana Okada; Styling: Susan Vajaranant
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 8 hrs
Yield Serves 10

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • Salt
  • 1 6-oz. can tomato paste
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 15-oz. can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Nutrition Information

  • calories 225
  • fat 10 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • protein 21 g
  • carbohydrate 13 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 59 mg
  • sodium 365 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a large skillet, cook ground beef and 1 tsp. salt over medium-high heat, breaking up beef with a spoon, until meat loses its pink color, about 8 minutes. Drain excess fat from pan.

  2. Add meat to slow cooker along with 2 cups water, tomato paste, onions, garlic, chili powder, oregano, cocoa, cinnamon, allspice and cayenne pepper. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours. Add beans and cook 1 hour more, stirring in an additional 1/2 cup water if chili looks dry. Season with salt.