My children's elementary school holds a chili supper fund raiser every year because everyone loves it so much. This is my best copy of it. My oldest says it tastes almost exactly like it, and it's super yummy. My husband and I love this, too. Even my 6 year old twins, who are the pickiest kids on the planet, gobble this up! Perfect for people like us who hate biting into beans! LOL Enjoy!