Monday, September 7, 2009

From My Cookbook Collection: TOP SECRET RECIPES- "Wendy's Chili"




I have made several great recipes from this book for many years- most recipes taste so close to the original recipe that you can't tell the difference- MANY of them taste even better.
Here is a great chili recipe that I think tastes similar but even better than the famous Wendy's chili--just in time for these chilly temps!

YOU WILL NEED:

2 lbs. ground beef
2 29 oz. cans tomato sauce
1 29 oz. can kidney beans (with liquid)
1 29 oz. can pinto beans (with liquid)
1 cup diced onion ( 1 med. onion)
1/2 cup diced green chili
1/4 diced celery ( i stalk)
3 med. tomatoes, chopped
2 tsp. cumin powder
3 T. chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. salt
2 cups water

Brown and drain fat from beef. In lg. pot, combine all ingredients and bring to a simmer over low heat. Cook, stirring every 15 minutes for 2-3 hours.
Top with grated cheese.

*I always serve sides of sour cream, Fritos, tortilla chips, and crackers and also stretch the meal further by serving leftovers as chili dogs and/or add some macaroni for chili mac.

Enjoy.

6 comments:

  1. This sounds perfect for cool fall weather. chili is one of our favorites.

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  2. Oh my gosh...Chili Mac...I love chili mac...I could eat it all cool weather season long! Yum, I have to try this. :D

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  3. Mmm, this sounds yummy. Especially with the sour cream on the side ;) You are right, it is definitely getting to be time for chili soon.

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  4. I love Wendy's chili...this sounds super!

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  5. mmmmm cant wait to try it !! i love their chili!!
    this wed coming up you could link it to my whatever you want wednesday linky party!
    my reader will love this!!
    xoxo
    Keren

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  6. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Wendy's chili & get strange looks when I go home & order some in the middle of summer lol. It would be nice if the Germans imported Wendy's over & actually made the food like in the states. THANKS!!!!!

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