Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Wendy's Chili

Do you love Wendy's Chili? Here's a knockoff recipe that tastes surprisingly identical. Now all I need is the recipe for fries to dip in it...

Prep: 3 hours
Yield: 12+ servings

2 lbs ground beef
1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (29 ounce) can kidney beans (with liquid)

1 (29 ounce) can pinto beans (with liquid)

1 cup diced onions (approx 1 medium onion)

1/2 cup diced green chili peppers (approx 2 chilies)

1/4 cup diced celery (approx 1 stalk)

3 medium tomatoes chopped
2-3 teaspoons cumin powder
3 tablespoons chili powder

1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper

2 teaspoons salt

2 cups water

Brown ground beef and drain off fat.

Combine all ingredients in a large pot.

Bring to a simmer and cook, 2-3 hours, stirring frequently (although not constantly).

Tips & Tricks:
Can be made in a crock pot to skip the stirring. You can use dried beans if you soak them overnight & boil in water for 30 minutes prior to making, then cook in the crock pot on low heat all day.


Kellan said...

Well ... we just love Wendy's Chili (my husband and I) - thanks for that!

Anne Bradshaw said...

Yum! I've printed it already. Chili is big favorite in our house.

This recipe goes well with the treat I'm giving away on my blog today :-) Hop on over and help yourself. Mind you, it could be a trick, right? It's that time of year.

Martie said...


I have been looking for a new chili recipe. My dh's chili tastes and looks like spaghetti sauce, and we're not super fond of it. We're trying to find something a tad different and see if we can get him hooked on it. I cannot wait to try this. Thank you!


Anonymous said...

I found this recipe about a year ago. We LOVE it! Our friend liked it so much she made it for a cook-off and WON!! It is really simple to make and tastes great!!