Cincinnati Chili Story

Ingredients –  12 oz dried spaghetti –  1 lbs ground beef –  1 cup onion chopped – 2 cloves garlic minced –  1 tbsp tomato paste –  ¼ tsp red pepper flakes –  1-2 tbsp chili powder –  ¼ tsp ground cinnamon –  15 oz cooked red kidney beans rinsed and drained –  14 oz marinara sauce –  14 oz diced tomatoes drained –  ⅓ cup water –  salt and pepper –  shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions 1.  In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the spaghetti according to directions on package.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground  beef and onion until meat is cooked through and onion is tender.

3. Add the garlic and tomato paste and cook 1 minute longer. 4. Stir in the red pepper flakes, chili powder, cinnamon. Cook for two minutes.

5. Add the beans, marinara sauce, diced tomatoes, and water. Bring to a boil. 6. Reduce to simmer and let cook for a few minutes longer to allow the flavors to mingle. Season with salt and pepper as needed.

7. Serve over cooked spaghetti with a hefty portion of cheese on top.

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