Chili Chili Bang Bang

Real Food for Real Kids - Chili Chili Bang Bang Recipe

Makes 6 servings


  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • ½ cup chopped carrots
  • ½ cup dried celery
  • 3 tbsp chopped bell peppers
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2¼ cup canned chickpeas (with liquid)
  • ¾ cup canned kidney beans (with liquid)
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¾ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • pinch thyme
  • pinch ground bay leaf
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch black peppercorn


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, heat up your oil.
  2. Add veggies and sweat them, covered, until soft and translucent. Chef Speak: ‘sweating’ veggies is like sautéing, but without browning them. It helps to bring out their flavours.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients (beans and spices), and bring to a simmer.
  4. Lower the heat and continue simmering (covered) for 30 minutes. Chili in four steps. Bam!

Real Food Tips:

  • Choose beans from BPA-free cans.
  • Set up a Chili Bar for your kids with salsa, guacamole, grated cheese, sour cream, whole grain tortillas, and anything else you can dream up.