Autumn Chili - Rombauer Vineyards
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Autumn Chili



Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

135 Minutes

Total Time:

150 Minutes


  • 2 pounds ground beef chuck
  • 2 medium onions
  • 5-6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • One 15-ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1/2 ounce unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped

1Step 1

Add four cups of water to a large pot and bring to a boil. Add ground beef and stir until separated. Reduce heat to a simmer.

2Step 2

Add onions, garlic, tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, cumin, black pepper, allspice, cloves, bay leaf, and chocolate. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 2.5 hours. Cool, uncovered, and refrigerate overnight.

3Step 3

The next day, skim off all or most of the fat and remove the bay leaf. Reheat the chili over medium-low heat. Top with desired chili toppings or spoon over spaghetti.


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