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Chili Spaghetti

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Years ago when visiting some relatives in Cincinnati, I had the “Cincinnati Chili,” and this recipe reminded me of that but without the cinnamon, cloves or chocolate. I got this recipe out of a library book that I really like called Quick Meal Solutions. It’s full of great ideas for fast, easy, healthy, family friendly meals. I can see this recipe becoming a family favorite at our house, just like the Taco Spaghetti.

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Here is what you need:

  • 10 oz. spaghetti
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • One 26 oz. jar pasta sauce
  • One 15 oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 T chili powder
  • optional: cheddar cheese, sour cream, green onions, fritos or tortilla chips

Heat oil, and cook ground beef, onion and garlic, then drain.

I already had my ground beef cooked, so I just sauteed the onion and garlic, and then added my beef, pasta sauce and chili powder. After that has warmed through, add your drained and rinsed kidney beans and cook for about 5 more minutes.
Cook your pasta according to package directions.

After pasta is cooked and drained, you are ready to serve.

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Serve chili over spaghetti noodles and top with cheddar cheese, and if desired, green onions, corn chips and sour cream.
 
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Chili Spaghetti

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. spaghetti
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • One 26 oz. jar pasta sauce
  • One 15 oz. can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 T chili powder
  • optional: cheddar cheese sour cream, green onions, fritos or tortilla chips

Instructions

  • Heat oil, and cook ground beef, onion and garlic, then drain.
  • Add pasta sauce and chili powder. After that has warmed through, add your drained and rinsed kidney beans and cook for about 5 more minutes.
  • Cook your pasta according to package directions.
  • After pasta is cooked and drained, you are ready to serve.
  • Serve chili over spaghetti noodles and top with cheddar cheese, and if desired, green onions, corn chips and sour cream.
 
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Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

16 Comments

  1. Looks tasty! I grew up with Cincinnati style chili (living there and all!). I didn’t even know we did things differently until I went to college in VA. We are going to have to try this variation!

  2. Yeah, cincy chili! I lived 10 minutes from Blue Ash, and miss their 4-ways all the time. Yours looks great, I’ll have to give it a try!

  3. Looks yummy – if you have a great crock pot recipe, you should come link up on thursdays with me at theharriedmom.com for our Crock Pot Buddies blog hop!

    Hope to see you link up!

  4. This is new! It’s one of those recipe that we say “Why didn’t I think of this?” 🙂 Chili over pasta – why the heck not!?! Sounds and looks delicious!

  5. We ate homemade chili over spaghetti and rice growing up. I thought it was normal…I think Mama did it to stretch the meal. I still like to serve a side of rice with mine but haven’t had it with spaghetti in a long time. Thanks for the rekindled memory.

  6. The first time I ever had Cincinnati Chili was at the Sky High Place in Cincinnati, it was wonderful. I even have a recipe for it in my cook book Miz Helen’s Kitchen Table. Your recipe looks delicious and would be much easier than the one we used to make, I can’t wait to make it! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Whenever we go to Steak n Shake my Son’s favorite thing to get is Chili Mac. It’s pretty much just chili over macaroni noodles. This reminds me of that. I bet my son would love it!

  8. Margo! This sounds awesome! I’ve never made it this way before but am definitely going to next time! Thanks for sharing with my group!
    Melody

  9. lately the kiddos have been getting bored of the same spaghetti. this will spice things up since they love chilli. Thanks!

  10. I LOVE Cinncinnati chili spaghetti! I have never been able to recreate it but I love the taste of cinnamon in mine. So you would suggest cloves and chocolate (cocoa??) to achieve that “Cinncinnati” flavor? I’m curious what I should try…!

  11. This is perfect for me. I’ve been wanting to have the cincinnati version though the thought of cinnamon, cloves and chocolate always scares me off.

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