Chef John’s Cincinnati-Style Chili
Chef John offers up a fantastic chili recipe that features his own take on flavorful Cincinnati-style chili served over spaghetti with Cheddar cheese and onion.
Combine beef and tomato paste in a large pot.
Rinse out tomato paste can with a couple tablespoons of water and add to the pot with garlic onion chili powder cumin cinnamon cayenne allspice cloves black pepper bay leaf sugar and salt.
Add apple cider vinegar Worcestershire and cold water.
Mash and stir with a potato masher or a large whisk to break up the meat into fine pieces.
Place the pot over medium-high heat; bring to a boil stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until flavors come together and chili reaches your desired thickness 1 to 1 1/2 hours.