Wendy’s Copycat Chili

Wendy’s Copycat Chili

Wendy’s Copycat Chili at home? Yes, please! This is the perfect copy!  Now you can have it at home any time you want!


Wendy's Copycat Chili


My husband has been craving Wendy’s chili lately! Sometimes you just don’t want to wait in line for this goodness. I honestly believe in how good it is from Wendy’s that homemade always trumps it!


Lisa, the chili snob at our house, has deemed this the best chili ever!


Wendy’s Copycat Chili


Slow cooker: This can be made in your slow cooker. Make sure you are using a 8 quart or larger to fit this recipe. You can cut the recipe in half if you have a smaller crockpot. To make it in the slow cooker, add all the ingredients, cover, and cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low for 8 to 10 hours.

Storage: The chili will stay good in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. It also makes a perfect freezer meal. Just make sure to put it in a air tight container.

Stir: Make sure to stir the chili frequently so it won’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

Simmer baby: This recipe is meant to simmer and not boil. Simmering will cause small bubbles and not rapid, large bubbles.

Spice it up: If you want to spice it up a little, just add a little chopped up jalapenos or red pepper flakes.

Too Thick: If it’s a little too thick for your liking, add a cup of tomato juice to thin it out.



Wendy's Copycat Chili

Wendy's Copycat Chili


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 3 to 4 stalks celery chopped, optional
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 3 -14oz cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1 -10 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 -14 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tbsp. chili seasoning
  • 1 -14 oz. can kidney beans undrained
  • 1 -14 oz. can pinto beans undrained
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp. white vinegar


  • Pour the olive oil in a large pot and heat on a medium-high heat. Cook the ground beef and crumble the meat. Make sure it's no longer pink.

  • Add and stir celery and green bell pepper into ground beef and let cook for 4-5 minutes.

  • Pour in chopped stewed tomatoes, diced tomatoes with green chilies, tomato sauce, and water. Break apart large chunks of stewed tomatoes. Stir in chili seasoning.

  • Mix kidney beans and pinto beans into chili, season with salt and black pepper, and bring to a boil.

  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour. Mix vinegar into chili.

Wendy’s Copycat Chili

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