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.