Wendy’s Chili Copycat Recipe

Prep Time 15 mins
Ready In 2 hours
Servings 10
Difficulty Super Easy
Create Wendy's signature chili dish using this copycat recipe. This one is so easy it can be left over night or whilst your at work in a slow cooker and enjoyed whenever you fancy.

Top tip - This will make around 10 or so portions (depending how hungry you are!) so freeze some down after you have finished eating and enjoy during the week.

Ingredient List

  • 2lbs ground beef
  • 1 (29 ounce) can of tomato sauce
  • 2 or 3 tomatoes
  • 1 (14 ounce) can of kidney beans
  • 1 (14 ounce) can of pinto beans
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 chopped bell pepper
  • 2 tspns of cumin powder
  • 3 tblspns chili powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 2 tspns of salt
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    Recipe Method Continues Below.


    1. In a large saucepan/wok, brown off all the ground beef over medium to high heat.
    2. Then combine all of the ingredients below along with the ground beef and bring to a simmer.
    3. Cook over a low heat for as long as needed. We normally go for around 2 hours, whilst stirring regularly.
    4. Serve up and enjoy.

    Our Wendy’s Chili Recipe was 6th place in our “Top 10 Fast Food Recipes To Cook At Home”. Check out the other recipes that made the list!

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