My Childhood Cincinnati Chili

Ok so I wanted to wait until “cold” weather hit here in Florida to bust out the chili recipe, but the calendar says it’s fall so it’s time!


1 package ground beef

1 yellow onion

3 cans diced tomatoes (with oregano & basil)



Tortilla chips

Shredded iceberg lettuce

Optional Toppings

Sour cream

Shredded cheddar cheese


Brown the yellow onion in a frying pan.

Add the ground beef and cook until done.

Combine beef and onions with 3 can of diced tomatoes in a large pot and let simmer.

Choose your vessel, choose your toppings, and enjoy!

My family has always served Cincinnati Chili three ways, over spaghetti, as nachos with tortilla chips, or my mamas healthy way over shredded iceberg lettuce.

Now I know I said choose your toppings, but let’s be honest chili is served best with both!

I hope you’re able to cozy up with this warm fall recipe. Pull it out for a football game, lazy Sunday, or a weeknight dinner. If you make it, share it with me @littlewarriorfitness! I’d love to see your creations!

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