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Cinnamon-Laced Chili

Cinnamon-Laced Chili


Serves 6 (serving size: 1 cup)

This take on Cincinnati chili forgoes the traditional spaghetti accompaniment, though you can serve it over hot cooked noodles if you like. While many cooks think of cinnamon only as a spice for baked goods and sweets, it’s fantastic in savory dishes—particularly roasted, braised, and stewed meats like beef, pork, and chicken.


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef chuck, cubed
  • 2 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 1 1/2 cups seeded and chopped poblano chile
  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 1/2 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 (15.5-oz.) can unsalted black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon sliced fresh chives

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 370
  • Fat 14g
  • Satfat 5g
  • Unsat 8g
  • Protein 35g
  • Carbohydrates 29g
  • Fiber 8g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Added sugars 2g
  • Sodium 564mg
  • Calcium 16% DV
  • Potassium 22% DV

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over high. Add beef, and cook 8 minutes or until browned on all sides, turning occasionally. Place on a plate.

Step 2

Add onion, poblano, and garlic to Dutch oven, and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add oregano, tomato paste, and cumin, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute and 30 seconds. Stir in stock, paprika, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire, salt, and cinnamon sticks; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Add browned beef, cover, and simmer 45 minutes or until beef is tender, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Remove cinnamon sticks; discard. Stir in beans; serve. Sprinkle each serving with shredded cheese and chives.

Watch the video: HOW TO MAKE CHILLI CON CARNE - Gregs Kitchen (December 2020).