Just Like Wendy’s Chili Recipe

Just Like Wendy’s Chili Recipe

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How To Make Just Like Wendy’s Chili

A bowl of chili should not only be about the spice level. It should have umami, and a tasty mix of chili peppers – like this chili recipe from Wendy’s.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes



  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 2lbsGround Beef
  • 2stalkscelerychopped
  • 1onionchopped
  • 1green bell pepperchopped
  • 42ozstewed tomatoes
  • 10oztomatoes with green chilesdiced
  • 14oztomato sauce
  • 1cupwater
  • 3.50ozchili seasoning
  • 14ozkidney beansundrained
  • 14ozpinto beansundrained
  • salt and ground black pepperto taste
  • 1tbspwhite vinegaror more to taste


  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 for about 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. Stir and break the ground beef into crumbles and cook until no longer pink, about 5 more minutes.

  3. Stir celery, onion, and green bell pepper into ground beef and cook until onion is translucent. Pour in stewed tomatoes, diced tomatoes with green chiles, tomato sauce, and water.

  4. Break apart large chunks of stewed tomatoes. Stir in chili seasoning.

  5. 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.


  • Calories: 609.43kcal
  • Fat: 22.95g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.49g
  • Trans Fat: 1.07g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.20g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.88g
  • Carbohydrates: 65.94g
  • Fiber: 21.25g
  • Sugar: 9.40g
  • Protein: 36.92g
  • Cholesterol: 64.41mg
  • Sodium: 996.30mg
  • Calcium: 181.71mg
  • Potassium: 1874.04mg
  • Iron: 9.04mg
  • Vitamin A: 57.10µg
  • Vitamin C: 101.92mg
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