Cincinnati Chili Accidental

Cincinnati Chili Accidental
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 170.0
  • Total Fat: 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 48.8 mg
  • Sodium: 524.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.1 g
  • Protein: 39.2 g

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Introduction

I was making chili one night and accidentally added a very heavy shake of ground cinnamon instead of chili pepper. What I created was a chili reminiscent of one I had learned to love when living in Cincinnati.

You can serve it over spaghetti or corn chips. Add optional raw onions and shredded cheddar cheese. Or spoon a ladle over hot dogs on buns with or without the onions and cheese. Some people like to add beans. I do not, so I can not suggest the type of bean to use.

This recipe freezes well and can be defrosted in a microwave or on the stove top for a quick meal on a night when there is no time for prep. You can control calories, carbohydrates and fat by limiting the extras such as spaghetti, buns, chips and/or cheese.
I was making chili one night and accidentally added a very heavy shake of ground cinnamon instead of chili pepper. What I created was a chili reminiscent of one I had learned to love when living in Cincinnati.

You can serve it over spaghetti or corn chips. Add optional raw onions and shredded cheddar cheese. Or spoon a ladle over hot dogs on buns with or without the onions and cheese. Some people like to add beans. I do not, so I can not suggest the type of bean to use.

This recipe freezes well and can be defrosted in a microwave or on the stove top for a quick meal on a night when there is no time for prep. You can control calories, carbohydrates and fat by limiting the extras such as spaghetti, buns, chips and/or cheese.

Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    3lbs 93% Lean Ground Beef
    3 15oz cans Tomato Sauce (use a low brand with the lowest sugar content you can find)
    about 15 Green Olives stuffed with Pimiento
    3-4 Jalapeno Peppers
    Tobasco Sauce
    Cinnamon, ground
    3 Garlic cloves
    Add any other ingredients you like such as mushrooms.

Directions

Brown ground beef in small batches in a stock pot and then drain in colander to remove excess fat.

Chop garlic, slice olives and jalapeno peppers and prep any other ingredients such a mushrooms.

Add these items to two cans of 15 oz. tomato sauce. Bring sauce to a gentle boil over medium heat. Add seasoning, cinnamon and tobasco and any other hot spices such as paprika, cayenne, dried red pepper and/or chili pepper as you prefer for increasing the heat of the flavor.

Add ground beef back into the pot and add additional tomato sauce to make the mixture into a slightly wet Sloppy Joe's consistency. After mixture comes to a slight boil, about 10 minutes, reduce heat to the lowest setting and cook for 5 hours. Check seasoning for taste and adjust to your preference. In general the chili becomes less spicy over the course of cooking.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DONBUSH29.

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