Even adults will love this mildly seasoned and sweet kids’ favorite chili recipe. All you need is one pot, 30 minutes, and only a few simple ingredients. This is so good topped with shredded cheese, sour cream, and some crushed Fritos corn chips. It’s kid friendly and kid approved by even the pickiest eaters.
Most days I am pretty certain that my mom is probably the only one that reads this food blog of mine 🙂 Hi mom! I only say this because as I am writing this post for this easy kids’ favorite chili recipe I can’t help but be reminded of my mom’s chili.
I remember my dad LOVED her chili and I also remember that she would make a big batch of it and then we’d take it with us up to the mountains when we went snow tubing. There are so many memories tied to that warm bowl of chili. Which is something I always have to remind myself of as I sit through daily dinner-time struggles of kids not wanting to eat something I made. They may not like it now but I guarantee they will have many memories tied to food or a certain dish that you made for them. Like I do with my mom’s chili.
One thing about chili is that the amount of chunky ingredients in it can sometimes usually make kids whine at the sight of chili for dinner. I love this kids’ favorite chili recipe because there are not lots of chunks; only some finely chopped onion, turkey meat, beans, and some diced tomatoes. And it’s much milder than traditional chili but it’s still loaded with yummy flavor. If you want to make it even more kid-friendly then add the diced tomato and chopped onion into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
I love a good old classic chili like my mothers chili. But when you have young kids sometimes you just need a kid friendly chili recipe that you know will appeal to young kids. This easy kids’ favorite chili really is so easy, it’s mildly seasoned without being too bland or too spicy, and it has a sweet flavor that appeals to kids.
I love that it only uses a few canned pantry ingredients plus a few extras. It’s a very inexpensive dinner. Growing up we would always dip saltine crackers in our chili. My family loves chili with shredded cheese, sour cream, and crushed Fritos corn chips. I also can’t have a bowl of chili without some green onions.
As I’ve mentioned before my kids seem to like weird food that kids normally don’t like. Like green onions. My oldest loads his bowl up with green onions and eats it. It’s so odd but I won’t complain. The kids likes flavor! 🙂
I know it’s a tradition for lots to have chili on Halloween night. Be sure and save this one because your kids will love it. And adults too. Every time I make this I am surprised at how much I actually like it. You can also try out this white bean turkey chili or this classic chili.
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- 1.25 lbs ground turkey
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 small onion
- 1 can (15 oz) pork & beans
- 1 can (15 oz) petite diced tomatoes
- 1 can (10 oz) condensed tomato soup
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- In a large saucepan or soup pot, cook ground turkey, salt, and onion over medium-high heat until turkey is cooked and no longer pink. Drain.
- Add the remaining ingredients and let it come to a low boil. Once boiling reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
- Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, and Fritos corn chips.
If you want to lessen the chunks even more in this chili then add the diced tomato and chopped onion into a blender or food processor and blend until it's liquid and all blended together.
I use either a white onion or a Vidalia sweet onion. If your onion is large then just use half of it.