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Wendy’s Chili!!!


Warm Comfort: Wendy’s Copycat Chili

Recreate the beloved warmth and comfort of Wendy’s Chili right in your own kitchen with this delicious copycat recipe. Bursting with hearty ground beef, beans, tomatoes, and a medley of spices, this chili is a comforting classic that’s perfect for cozy nights or gatherings with friends and family. Whether you’re a Wendy’s fan or simply seeking a comforting bowl of chili, this recipe has you covered. Get ready to savor the warm comfort of Wendy’s Copycat Chili.

A Classic Comfort Dish

The star of this recipe is the rich, flavorful chili base, filled with tender ground beef and a medley of aromatic spices, delivering the classic comfort you crave.

Perfect for Chilly Nights

Wendy’s Copycat Chili is ideal for chilly evenings, game day gatherings, or whenever you want a hearty and satisfying bowl of chili.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Wendy’s Copycat Chili with these variations:

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  1. Vegetarian Twist: Replace the ground beef with plant-based ground meat for a vegetarian version.
  2. Extra Spice: Adjust the level of heat by adding more chili powder or a dash of hot sauce for those who enjoy extra spice.
  3. Toppings Galore: Serve with your favorite toppings like shredded cheese, diced onions, or a dollop of sour cream.

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Now that you’ve recreated the warm comfort of Wendy’s Copycat Chili, it’s time to savor the homemade goodness with your loved ones. Share it at gatherings, create memorable moments, and don’t forget to leave a review to let us know how much you enjoyed this comforting bowl of chili. Happy savoring!

Tips or Notes:

  • For a thicker chili, you can reduce the amount of beef broth or simmer it for a longer time to allow the flavors to intensify.
  • Customize the spice level by adjusting the amount of chili powder and cayenne pepper to suit your taste.
  • Leftover chili can be refrigerated and reheated for a quick and satisfying meal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef?

Yes, ground turkey is a leaner alternative to ground beef and can be used in this chili recipe for a lighter option.

Can I make this chili in a slow cooker?

Absolutely! You can adapt this recipe for a slow cooker by browning the beef and sautéing the onions and garlic in a skillet first. Then, transfer everything to the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours.

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  • 2 pounds 2 ground beef

  • 2 cans 2 (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 can 1 (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 can 1 (15 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 medium 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 3 cloves 3 garlic, minced

  • 1 can 1 (6 ounces) tomato paste

  • 2 cups 2 beef broth

  • 2 tablespoons 2 chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon 1 ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)

  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, brown the ground beef over medium-high heat, breaking it into crumbles as it cooks. Drain any excess fat.
  • Add the chopped onion, green bell pepper, and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté for 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, pinto beans, and tomato paste.
  • Pour in the beef broth and add the chili powder, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to combine.
  • Bring the chili to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally. The longer it simmers, the richer the flavors will become.
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings if needed. Serve your Wendy’s Copycat Chili hot with your favorite toppings and enjoy the warm comfort!

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