Wendy’s Chili recipe copycat that is easy to prepare at home..
Course Main Course
Keyword chili recipe, copycat recipes, Wendy's chili
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 2hours45minutes
Total Time 2hours55minutes
Author Mom Foodie Contributor
½Yellow OnionMedium, diced
¼CupPoblano or Hatch Chiliesroasted, skin removed and diced
15oz Kidney Beanscanned, drained not rinsed
15ozPinto Beanscanned, drained not rinsed
In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat brown the Ground Beef, drain and reserve 1 Tbsp. of drippings in the pot.
Add the Onion, Celery and Chilies to the pot and cook over medium heat until the Onions start to turn translucent.
Add the Beef. Tomato sauce, Diced Tomatoes, Kidney and Pinto beans, Cumin, Chili Powder, Black Pepper, Salt and 1 Cup water. Bring to a simmer, cover and let cook 2 ½ - 3 hours. Add water as necessary to maintain desired consistency.
While I do suggest using the chili spices as listed, if you don't have some of them using a mild chili seasoning will still produce good results.To make the chili in a crock pot brown the meat first, then cook on the low setting for allotted time.