Kid-Friendly Chili

"This easy, kid friendly recipe has won 4 blue ribbons. Each of our family members made this chili, and each of us won first prize over a four-year period. The kids at the contest were not afraid to try and eat this chili, and so we received a lot of votes from them. Our children do not like the texture of tomatoes, onions and other large vegetables in their chili. So, this continues to be how we make our chili even though our children have grown up."

Prep Time

10 to 20 minutes

Cook Time

1/2 hour min.

Paired With

Main Protein



1 lb. lean ground beef 1 to 2 cans Kidney beans, drained


Kid Friendly Chili (only lumps are meat and beans)

1 lb. lean ground beef, browned and drained

20 oz. tomato sauce

1 to 2 (15-16) oz can of kidney beans, drained

2 Cups of water

2 TBSP chili powder

1 TBSP Cumin powder

2 tsp onion powder

2 tsp. garlic powder

1/8 to ¼ tsp cayenne powder

1 tsp salt


Mix together ingredients.  Simmer at least ½ hour uncovered to desired thickness.

Doug Haught

7719 Willow Dance Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23111