This recipe is from an old ladies magazine. It would be inexpensive and is mildly flavored. Kids would probably like it.
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 medium onion, chopped
1 pound package frankfurters, quartered lengthwise
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 (16 oz.) cans red kidney beans, undrained
1 (16 oz.) can tomatoes
1 (12 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
In a 5-quart Dutch oven over medium heat melt butter. Add onion and franks and cook until browned. Stir in the flour, chili powder and salt. Add the beans, tomatoes and corn. Cover; simmer 15 minutes. Makes six servings.