Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kid-Friendly Chili

This is by far the most basic chili recipe I have ever found. I like my chili hot, spicy, and hearty. My kids, however, do not have the same pallet and it is difficult to find a nice hot chili that they can enjoy. Well, I found one! I change it around a bit (okay, a lot), and we will be adding this to our menu pretty often! This is perfect for the colder weather!!!

Super-Basic Slow Cooked Chili

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp chili powder 
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt
  • Large can tomato puree
Brown the ground beef and drain off excess fat. Add all of the rest of the ingredients and simmer on low until heated through (I like it at around 4 hours). This is a VERY VERY VERY mild chili, and in order to make it more enjoyable my hubby and I added about 1/2 tsp of chili powder to our individual bowls. This made it quite perfect for us, while the children we able to enjoy the chili just as it was! This was the first chili recipe that my children both ate completely, so we were quite thrilled. Sure, I enjoy chili recipes with a zillion ingredients and some serious kick, but for a basic recipe that I can always add to, and one that the kids will eat as-is, this is my new go-to favorite!

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