Wendy's Chili

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Winter is just around the corner and I am starting to think about those warm comfort foods. Chili is one of them. I like Wendy's Chili and it is one of the healthier items on their menu I hear. This recipie ran in my local newspaper and I thought I would share it. Hopefully its as good as the real thing. You be the judge and if you do try it come back and let me know what you thought!

2 pounds ground beef
one 29-ounce can tomato sauce
one 29-ounce can kidney beans (with liquid)
one 29-ounce can pinto beans (with liquid)
1 cup diced onion (1 medium onion)
1/2 cup diced green chili (2 chilies)
1/4 cup diced celery (1 stalk)
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 teaspoons cumin powder
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups water

1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat; drain off the fat.

2. Using a fork, crumble the cooked beef into pea-size pieces.

3. In a large pot, combine the beef plus all the remaining ingredients, and bring to a simmer over low heat. Cook, stirring every 15 minutes, for 2 to 3 hours.

Makes about 12 servings.

Turn Up The Heat:
For spicier chili - add 1/2 teaspoon more black pepper.
For much spicier chili - add 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and a tablespoon of cayenne pepper.
And for a real stomach stinger - add 5 or 6 sliced jalapeno peppers to the pot.


Austin Baroudi November 30, 2012 at 9:38 PM  

I'm a big fan of chilli, especially Wendy's, so I'm definitely going to give this a try! Thanks for the post!

Kelly Nicholson May 2, 2013 at 3:33 AM  

i love this with the hot sauce and crackers,,yummy

Sandra VanHoey April 4, 2014 at 1:19 PM  

Sounds so good, I had chili about a month ago but would love some more right now

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