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Just Like Wendy's® Chili

Just Like Wendy's® Chili

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    1 h 20 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 35 m
tjy99

tjy99

After trying several clone recipes and adjusting them to my tastes, I've concocted what I think is the best clone. Serve topped with finely diced white onions and/or shredded cheese. Enjoy!

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  • Calories:
  • 326 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 14.8 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.8g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 22.6 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 1544 mg
  • 62%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Press ground beef into the hot oil to form one large patty; let the bottom brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir and break the ground beef into crumbles and cook until no longer pink, about 5 more minutes.
  2. Stir celery, onion, and green bell pepper into ground beef and cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes; pour in stewed tomatoes, diced tomatoes with green chiles, tomato sauce, and water. Break apart large chunks of stewed tomatoes. Stir in chili seasoning.
  3. Mix kidney beans and pinto beans into chili, season with salt and black pepper, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour. Mix vinegar into chili.
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Reviews

pbartell
52

pbartell

2/11/2013

Made it last night and it turned out SUPERB and just like Wendy's!!! Will mark it as a favorite Recipe!

Michael Courville
34

Michael Courville

2/18/2013

Made this recipe tonight. Customized it a bit by seasoning the ground meat before cooking, used Mexican Style stewed tomatoes, HOT McCormick Chili Seasoning, and RO*TEL with habanero for extra spice. Was delicious and will definitely make this recipe again.

JENNYFUFU
30

JENNYFUFU

5/21/2013

My entire family LOVED this chili and they never agree on anything. I didn't have the packets of chili seasoning so I used 1 rounded Tbs Cumin, 1 1/4 tsp salt, 1 1/4 Tbs Chili Powder, 1 tsp Oregano, 1 tsp basil. This will be my go to chili.

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