Monday, January 5, 2015

Wendy's Chili Copycat

Today is pretty darned cold (for Dallas, TX) and I was thinking Chili! I found this Wendy's Chili Copycat Recipe at We really like Wendy's Chili, so I hope this one is similar. From the author of the recipe: "This is a version of the famous Wendy's chili and it tastes just like it! This recipe is from Todd Wilbur's book Top Secret Recipes." I will be making this from my food storage and it is a very easy recipe to make from food storage. This will also cut down on the cooking time dramatically.

Photo by run for your life
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 15 mins
Serves: 12, Yield: 1 big potful

2 lbs ground beef
1 (29 ounce) cans tomato sauce (4 T tomato powder + 15 oz water for 15 oz tomato sauce)
1 (29 ounce) cans kidney beans ( with liquid)
1 (29 ounce) cans pinto beans ( with liquid)
1 cup diced onion ( , 1 medium onion)
1/2 cup diced green chili pepper ( , 2 chilies)
1/4 cup diced celery ( , 1 stalk)
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 -3 teaspoons cumin powder
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups water

Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat.
Drain off the fat.
In a large pot, combine the beef plus all the remaining ingredients, and bring to a simmer over low heat.
Cook, stirring every 15 minutes, for 2 to 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 (376 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Calories 355.0 Calories from Fat 11532%
Fat 12.7g19%Saturated Fat 4.7g23%Cholesterol 51.4mg17%Sugars 6.3 gSodium 1041.6mg43%Total Carbohydrate 35.8g11%Dietary Fiber 12.3g49%Sugars 6.3 g25%Protein 25.5g51%

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