Recipes and Cooking Cincinnati-Style Chili 5.0 (2) 1 Reviews Thinner than most chile con carne and redolent with sweet spices, this Ohio specialty put Cincinnati on the culinary map. Residents enjoy it many ways, including as a hot dog topping and mixed with pasta and topped with a mountain of cheddar cheese. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on January 15, 2004 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 60 mins Total Time: 85 mins Servings: 16 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 pound lean ground beef 2 cup chopped onion (2 large) 1 26 ounce jar tomato and garlic pasta sauce 1 15 ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained ½ cup water 2 tablespoon chili powder 2 tablespoon semisweet chocolate pieces 1 tablespoon vinegar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon ground allspice 1 pound packaged dried cut ziti or gemelli pasta Shredded cheddar cheese (optional) Chopped onion (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In an ovenproof 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven cook ground beef and the 2 cups onion until meat is brown and onion is tender, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat. Return meat to Dutch oven. Combine pasta sauce, beans, water, chili powder, chocolate pieces, vinegar, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and allspice into meat mixture in Dutch oven. Bake, covered, for 1 hour, stirring once halfway through baking. To serve, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Serve chili over cooked pasta. If desired, sprinkle with cheese and additional onion. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 257 Calories 7g Fat 33g Carbs 17g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 257 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 36mg 12% Sodium 277mg 12% Total Carbohydrate 33g 12% Total Sugars 4g Protein 17g Vitamin C 4.1mg 21% Calcium 50.5mg 4% Iron 2.9mg 16% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.