Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is the chili my family has been enjoying for years. I make it so it isn't too spicy for the kids, but feel free to kick it up.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion in oil until nearly translucent; add ground beef and brown, breaking it up as it cooks.
  2. Add seasonings and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add tomato sauce, catsup, tomatoes, water and kidney beans. Bring to a boil and simmer, uncovered, for at least a half hour, adding additional water if necessary.
  4. Serve with onions, jalapenos, cheese, and sour cream.


Most Helpful

Love this recipe! It's fast and easy! My 2 year old Daughter says, Mommy it's spicy... I like it!" It has great flavor and isn't too spicy for the little mouths.

Amber Dawn March 02, 2009

Wondeful! I used half the amount of chili powder and left out the pepper flakes 'cause we don't like it too hot. I also left out the beans 'cause DH doesn't like them. I have been looking for a chili recipe we can all agree on and this is it. We all loved it and I didn't even add any extras. I was very tempted to empty my spice pantry into the pot but I resisted until I took a taste and realized it really didn't need anything. Thanks for posting. I'll be making this again.

Ilysse April 15, 2008

I wasn't sure of this recipe as it had no garlic and I have never added catsup to my chili. I am not dissapointed! I will use this recipe again.

princess buttercup December 05, 2007

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