Wendy’s Chili Copycat Made With Kidney Beans, Onions, Chilis, Bell Peppers And Tomatoes With A Spicy Chili Powder And Cumin Spices. The Perfect Copycat! Wendy’s Chili is a no brainer now that the weather is cooling down in a hurry. This copycat recipe is actually so spot on that when I tested it on an unsuspecting family member who loves it she replied, “If you got Wendy’s where is my FROSTY!!”
Sadly, I had not made a Wendy’s Frosty for her, but the chili is in fact a very spot-on copycat. Plus I love serving it with my Jalapeno Popper Cornbread Muffins. Wendy’s Chili seems like it would be a tough recipe to make, but honestly the most difficult part is waiting for it to cook low and slow. In fact here are some tips and tricks for making this the PERFECT chili recipe.
2 pounds fresh ground beef
1 quart tomato juice
1 (29-ounce) can tomato puree
1 (15-ounce) can red beans, drained
1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 ½ cups)
½ cup diced celery
¼ cup diced green bell pepper
¼ cup chili powder (you may want to use less, as some people find this is too much)
1 teaspoon cumin
1½ teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon sugar
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
In a skillet, brown the ground beef; drain. Put the drained beef and the remaining ingredients in a 6-quart pot. Cover the pot; let it simmer for 1 to 1½ hours, stirring every 15 minutes.
Slow cooker Directions:
In a skillet, brown the ground beef; drain. Put the drained beef and the remaining ingredients in a slow cooker, turn on low and cook for 4 hours.