Copycat Wendy’s Chili Recipe
This Copycat Wendy’s Chili tastes just like the real thing! Melissa and I love Wendy’s Chili, we even like to put sour cream in it. Wendy’s Chili is gluten free and one of the few “fast food” items that Melissa can enjoy. So when Melissa came across this copycat recipe I jumped on it to make it. My husband was excited and he ate 3 bowls!
I served toppings along the chili and let everyone put their own in. I had shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and crackers. This recipe is great because you can make it on the stove top or put it in the crockpot. I had made mine the night before and mixed it together and put in my 5 qt crockpot and set in fridge overnight. The next day I pulled it out and put it in the crcokpot to simmer and cook all day.
I had most of the ingredients on hand and in my pantry which was great for me! Be sure to try this recipe and you won’t be disappointed! This copycat Wendy’s Chili recipe tastes just like the real thing! Give it a try today!
Copycat Wendy's Chili
- 2 pounds fresh ground beef
- 1 quart tomato juice
- 1 can 29-ounce, tomato purée
- 1 can 15-ounce, red kidney beans, drained
- 1 can 15-ounce, pinto beans, drained
- 1 medium onion chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
- 2 Tbsp chili powder use less for milder chili
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin use more for real flavor
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- In a large skillet, brown the ground beef.
- Drain off the fat.
- Put the beef and the remaining ingredients in a 6-quart pot.
- Cover the pot and let the chili simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes.
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Will be serving this again!
Wendy’s has the best chili! Am super anxious to make this.
I’ve made this many times with the recipe from Todd Wilbur of Top Secret Recipes. He uses a large 29 oz can of tomato sauce instead of juice. I use the Rotel chilis and tomatoes and also add a can of petite cut tomatoes instead of tomato paste. Sometimes I substitute ground turkey for half of the ground meat for a healthier dish. This is a great choice for anytime!!
How much is a serving?
1 cup is a serving.
I made this last night switching up a little bit. I used 1lb ground turkey and 1lb ground beef. I also included 1 can hot rotel tomatoes. Everything else was done according to the recipe. This meal was so delicious and my hubby got up this morning and ate it for breakfast. I will definitely be making it again because it is so simple. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I just wonder why I have looked at three Wendy’s copycat Chili’s and every one of them has different ingredients. Not just the difference in pounds of meat used, in everything.
Doesn’t seem like we really have the right answer for copycat
You can have different version of copycat recipes. You can also combine them and create one that you love too.