Cincinnati Skyline Chili


I was served this dish at a friend's home when we lived in West Virginia. She was from Ohio. I love this dish and serve it often. Note: End result should have consistency of spaghetti sauce.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 pound uncooked spaghetti

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup kidney beans

  • ½ cup olives

  • ¼ cup chopped onion


  1. Brown beef and onion in a large skillet over medium high heat. Place browned mixture in a large pot and stir in the tomato sauce, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, cinnamon, vinegar, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, over low heat for 1 1/2 hours.

  2. When meat mixture has about 20 minutes cooking time left, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and set aside.

  3. Serve meat mixture over cooked spaghetti topped with cheese, beans, olives and chopped onion.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

579 Calories
23g Fat
58g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 579
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 669mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 166mg 13%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 606mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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