Easy and Amazing Chili

My super picky 2 year old and 4 year old ate an entire bowl of this and then asked for more! #WINNING!

1 lb ground beef, bison, turkey, or meat alternative
1 white onion diced
1 red bell pepper diced
1-52 oz can ranch style beans
1-15 oz can black beans drained (optional)
1-15 oz can stewed tomatoes, crushed or diced
1-15 oz can tomato sauce
2-tbsp chili powder
1-tbsp ground cumin
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tbsp paprika
1-tbsp sugar
2-tbsp Bragg apple cider vinegar
ground cayenne pepper to heat to your preference

salt to taste

In a large pot
cook your ground meat then salt to taste
add in the veggies, cook until soft
add in the spices
then add in the canned items and water
For the water feel free to add 2-4 cups. 2 cups will give a nice thick chili and 4 will yield a more brothy chili

Bring to a boil then simmer for 30 minutes.


Enjoy with fritos, crackers, tortilla chips, diced avocados, diced tomatoes, diced red onion, cilantro, and pickled jalapenos. Great in macaroni and cheese, with hot dogs, whatever!
P.S. the chili always tastes better the next day!

This will feed a family of four about three times