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Wendy's Chili Recipe

This simple Wendy's Chili Recipe is easy to make and the best copycat recipe. The entire family will love this easy copycat chili recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Chilis, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Wendy's Chili Recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 386kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 2 cans Pinto Beans 15 oz. each, not drained
  • 2 cans Kidney Beans 15 oz. each, not drained
  • 3 Stalks Celery Diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper Diced
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 cans Tomato Sauce (15 oz. each)
  • 2 cans Diced Tomatoes 15 oz. each
  • 1/4 cup Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Pepper
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese for serving
  • Saltine Crackers for serving


  • Brown the ground beef in a large stock pot. Halfway through the cook time, add in the celery and bell pepper and cook until they are tender. Drain off any excess grease.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients except for the cheese and the crackers. Stir to combine.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat and cover and simmer for approximately 30 minutes to combine all the flavors.
  • Serve topped with the shredded cheddar cheese with the crackers and enjoy!


Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days.


Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 722mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1757IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 5mg