Recipe by Candle Lover
I really enjoy Wendy's Chili So I have been playing around trying to make a clone for a long time. I have read other clones on the internet for the recipe and here is where I stand with the recipe. I think it is pretty close to the taste Wendy's chili has. I would love any comments or suggestions to improve this chili enjoy =)
Top Review by **Tinkerbell**
I'm really impressed with this recipe! I've been making Gloria Pitzer's clone since 1993 and have tried many others since, but this one is the closest to what Wendy's tastes like. We have Fred Meyer here so I figured I'd be able to get the Kroger brand veggies, but I didn't see the right mix. I did find one that had green & red peppers as well as the onion. I was skeptical about using the frozen veggies but they were great in the final product. I let it simmer for 3 hours, then we served it on a bed of shredded purple cabbage (all the salad option I had on hand) with tortilla chips, Mexican 4-cheese blend and sour cream. It's fabulous! Thanks so much for posting, Candle Lover! Made & enjoyed for Spring 2010 PAC-O.
- 1 lb hamburger (I use lean)
- 1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans
- 1 (15 ounce) canmedium flavored chili beans
- 1 (10 ounce) canrotel mild diced tomatoes and green chilies
- 1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 (14 ounce) bag frozen vegetables, i use kroger mirepoix cajun style blend (frozen chopped onion, celery, green peppers, if you can't find this mix then use 4 oz chop onion, 5 )
- 2 cups water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 bay leaf
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- Brown the hamburger and drain the grease.
- Add seasonings and frozen vegetables when frozen vegetables start to heat up
- add the rest of the ingredients.
- Simmer the longer the better I like to simmer at least a couple of hours.
- Remove the bay leaf before serving.