This is a recipe for Wendy's chili that I've adjusted to make it how I like it. It's the same consistancy as Wendy's but I add a few more flavors and use less beans. I'd love to see what you all out there think of it if you try it. My friends and family all really like it but they might be afraid I'd poison 'em if they said otherwise. Only kidding. I once entered it our departmental chili cookoff at work and took second prize (10 other entrants). I make it in a large duch oven on the stovetop but you can make it in a crockpot. Just brown the meat and veggies in the oil before putting them in the crockpot Add everything else to the crockpot, stir and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Add some cayanne pepper if you like more heat. This is mild.