Nothing beats a warm bowl of chili on a cold day. If you have ever had Wendy’s Chili, then you know how delicious is it. I love the taste, but I always prefer homemade, so I have perfected this copycat Wendy’s chili recipe that is both delicious and EASY to make. This would be the perfect chili for a tailgate party or family gathering as it is very affordable to make, and serves a lot of people!
Wendy’s Copycat Chili
2 lb. of ground beef, browned and drained
2 28 oz. cans of diced tomatoes
1 16 oz. can of kidney beans, drained
1 15 oz. can of pinto beans, drained
1⁄4 C. celery, diced
1⁄4 C. bell pepper, diced
3 tbs. chili powder
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. black pepper
1⁄2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 C. water
Onion to sprinkle on top (optional)
Grated cheese to sprinkle on top (optional)
Sour cream (optional)
#1. Brown the 2 lb. of ground beef. Drain the fat and then rinse with warm water to drain more of the fat.
#2. Add all ingredients to a large pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 hours on low. This is also a great recipe for the crockpot!
Before I serve this chili, I like to add a dollop of sour cream and add grated cheese and chopped red onions. So yummy! Enjoy!