Winter Chili

cincy chili spice

Here's a recipe you can use for Cincy chili. Originating in Cincinnati this chili is unique for it's use of allspice, cinnamon, and chocolate.


(Serves 6, about 4 hours cook time)

  • 1 quart cold water
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 cups crushed tomato
  • 2 yellow onions, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp Raw Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 cup Coromandel Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 whole bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 tsp Sea Salt


  • Add beef and water to a 4-quart pot. Bring to a simmer while stirring until the ground beef is in very small pieces. Simmer for 30 minutes and add all the rest of the ingredients.
  • Simmer on low, uncovered, for 3 hours. Add water as needed if the chili becomes to thick.
  • Refrigerated the chili overnight, and the next day remove the layer of fat from top before reheating and serving.