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Wendy's Chili Copycat
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Wendy's Chili recipe

This Wendy's Chili recipe is an exact replica of the real thing - it's full of flavour thanks to green chilies, chili powder, cumin and two types of beans.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: wendy's chili
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson

Ingredients

  • 1 lb extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 (127mL) can green chilies
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (540mL) can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (540mL) can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 (796mL) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef broth

Instructions

  • Heat a large pot over med-high heat. Add ground beef, breaking up and browning for 3-4 minutes. Add onions, celery and green pepper, sauteeing another 2-3 minutes until softened.
  • Stir in green chilies, Worcestershire, chili powder, sugar, cumin, onion powder, paprika, salt & pepper and garlic, sauteeing for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Stir in beans, crushed tomatoes and beef broth, then bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes with a fitted lid, stirring chili occasionally.
  • Serve with desired toppings and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 474mg | Potassium: 1011mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 764IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 6mg