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Cincinnati-Style Chili & Rice

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"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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30 m servings 421
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir in Knorr(R) Rice Sides(TM) - 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

Per Serving: 421 calories; 15.3 43.4 28.3 79 633 Full nutrition

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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 is...

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 wh...

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 chil...