Just Like Wendy's Chili
2 lb. hamburger
48 oz. can tomato juice
29 oz. can tomato sauce
1 large onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chili powder
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. white sugar
1/8 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
1 can (15 oz.) dark red kidney beans, drained
1 can (15 oz.) pinto beans, drained
After you brown and drain your meat, add all of the ingredients to a very large pot or a crockpot. Allow the chili to cook for at least an hour and a half.
I followed the recipe just as it was written this time and the results were extremely tasty!! It had lots of layers of flavor and a great texture and consistency. It wasn't too hot for my children but had enough spice to satisfy the adults. And it makes a TON! Be prepared to share with friends or freeze some for later.
Now, the Wendy's chili "expert" said that he thought it wasn't exactly like their's, but even he agreed that this was great chili. I am in no position to offer my opinion because I've never eaten chili there. But I agree, this is a great chili recipe.
Do you like Wendy's chili? Have you ever tried it? If you make this would you tell how close you think it is the "real" thing?
Written by Happily Domestic contributor - Amanda Sikes