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Cincinnati-Style Chili

A bowl of buttered noodles topped with thick chili is comfort food at its finest.

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Cincinnati-Style Chili

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 398kcal


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch cayenne pepper or up to ¼ teaspoon
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes or fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • Kosher or fine sea salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 pound gluten-free spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature

For topping:

  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chopped scallions
  • Chopped fresh parsley or cilantro


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook, breaking up with a utensil, until browned. Reduce heat to medium and add the onion. Cook, stirring often, for 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Stir for 1 minute. Add the diced tomatoes and kidney beans. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10-15 minutes to blend the flavors. Season to taste with salt, then stir in the lime juice. Cover to keep warm and set aside.
  • Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions. Toss the hot, cooked spaghetti with the butter and a big pinch of salt. Serve bowls of pasta topped with the chili, cheese, scallions, and parsley.


Nutrition Facts
Cincinnati-Style Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 218mg9%
Potassium 720mg21%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 595IU12%
Vitamin C 9.9mg12%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 5.9mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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