Monday, March 18, 2013

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Copy Cat Wendy's Chili

Have you ever ordered something at a restaurant and thought "I wonder how they made that?" or "I wish I could make that at home".  Well now is your chance.  A copy cat Wendy's Chili.

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  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 C chopped celery
  • 1 46 oz bottle of tomato juice
  • 1 29 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 C chili powder (more or less to taste)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15.5 oz chili beans
  • In a large pot over medium high heat, brown the ground beef along with the onion, bell pepper and celery. Drain after cooking and return to the pot.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the pot, mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 hours.
Enjoy topped with cheese and sour cream or crackers. Or you can enjoy alone. For one of our leftover chili nights, I cooked some elbow macaroni and we had chili mac. You can’t go wrong with chili mac.

The Old Guy

1 comment:

  1. I'm not too familiar with Wendy's chili, but this is a really good chili recipe! I followed the recipe exactly and for the chili powder (to taste) I ended up using 2 1/2 TBS. chililpowder and 1/2 TB. Ancho chili powder. Very good!