Love the cinnamon, cocoa, and chili flavors of classic Cincinnati Chili? This version of Cincinnati-style chili is ready in only 30 minutes!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season ground beef with salt and pepper if desired. Heat large deep nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook ground beef and onion until beef is browned and onion is tender, about 5 minutes.

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  • Stir in cocoa, chili powder, garlic and cinnamon and cook, stirring, until beef is coated and mixture is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in water and tomato sauce and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

  • Stir in Knorr® Rice Sides™ - Beef flavor; reduce heat and simmer covered until rice is tender, about 7 minutes. Let stand 3 minutes before serving. Serve, if desired, with kidney beans, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped onion, finely chopped red pepper and oyster crackers.

Nutrition Facts

421 calories; protein 28.3g 57% DV; carbohydrates 43.4g 14% DV; fat 15.3g 24% DV; cholesterol 79mg 26% DV; sodium 632.7mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2017
Best chili I've ever had and I only used onion powder and garlic powder in place of the real bulbs so it's probably even better when you follow the recipe exactly! I also used plain instant white rice in place of the suggested Knorr side as in my opinion it didn't need the extra spices and I only wanted rice in it to enhance the texture.;) Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2017
In order to make Cincinnati style chili the beef needs to be cooked in water and crumbled. This way the beef becomes as small as possible. While the flavors are close in this recipe the style isn t. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2017
In order to make Cincinnati style chili the beef needs to be cooked in water and crumbled. This way the beef becomes as small as possible. While the flavors are close in this recipe the style isn t. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2017
Best chili I've ever had and I only used onion powder and garlic powder in place of the real bulbs so it's probably even better when you follow the recipe exactly! I also used plain instant white rice in place of the suggested Knorr side as in my opinion it didn't need the extra spices and I only wanted rice in it to enhance the texture.;) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2016
2.10.16 I grew up eating Cincinnati chili and although this recipe uses rice instead of spaghetti the key flavors are still there. This is a variation on a typical 3-way which would be chili-spaghetti-cheese now it's chili-rice-cheese. Be sure to put a bottle of hot sauce on the table because that's also mandatory for many folks (I'm one of them). I now live in Florida but I still have a Skyline Chili within driving distance which I visit at LEAST monthly. I'm still a chilihead and this recipe definitely measures up!! Read More
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