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Cincinnati Chili
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Cincinnati Chili

Cincinnati-style chili features cocoa powder, cinnamon and allspice melding with the traditional chili seasonings of onion, garlic, chili powder and cumin.

Prep Time (min): 25
Total Time (min): 25
Servings 6


  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 can (15 oz.) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 oz.) no salt added tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 cups Morningstar Farms® Meal Starters Grillers® Recipe Crumbles™
  • 6 ounces dried spaghetti, cooked (about 3 cups cooked)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese


1. In large saucepan cook onion and garlic in oil over medium heat about 4 minutes or until tender. Stir in kidney beans, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, chili powder, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cumin and allspice. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

2. Stir MORNINGSTAR FARMS® MEAL STARTERS GRILLERS® RECIPE CRUMBLES™ into bean mixture. Return to boiling. Reduce heat. Cook and stir until heated through.

3. Serve chili mixture over hot spaghetti. Top with cheese (if desired).