Monday, September 9, 2013

Slow Cooker Cincinnati Style Chili

Call me crazy but I love Chili in just about any weather. We are in the middle of another heat wave which seems crazy since it is September but I guess that is Chicago weather for ya! This is one of my favorite ways to prepare chili. I love that it is served over spaghetti and then topped with cheese. Doesn't get much better than that!

Slow Cooker Cincinnati Style Chili
Serves 4

1 lb lean ground beef (I used 93/7)
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 cups fat free beef broth
3 tbsp. Chili Powder
1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp cinnamon ( I used 1/4 tsp)
1/4 teaspoon allspice (I literally used a pinch)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons minced garlic (I used crushed)

Brown ground beef and onion in pan. Drain and then add two cups beef stock. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Transfer to your slow cooker. Cover and cook  on low for 4-6 hours. (The longer the better) Serve over hot spaghetti noodles and then top with shredded cheddar/jack cheese. (onion, beans and sour cream are optional depending on what way you want your chili!) Enjoy!


  1. Fabulous chili! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  2. My friend and I were just talking about Cincinnati style chili the other day! I'll have to make this for her sometime! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I love good slow cooker recipes.
    Tina from

  3. I love that this is made in the slow cooker - I can focus on other things while dinner is cooking away :) Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends, Bridet. :) I hope you'll join us again next week!

  4. I've got this chili going in my slow cooker right now for tonight! My friend is coming over so we'll see what she thinks! So far, it looks and tastes great! I'm curious - when you say beans are optional, which kind of beans do you like with this and do you just put them on top to serve or do you cook them in with the chili in the slow cooker? Thanks!

  5. Hi Tina,
    I personally like black beans but I think traditionally the beans are served on top of the chili and I think they are Kidney beans. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong! :)

    I hope you enjoyed it!


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