Saturday, October 8, 2011

Wendy's Style Chili

This chili could not be easier to make!  Cook up a batch for your next football game or just a casual dinner with friends.  Just add a salad and some cornbread for a quick weeknight meal!  This recipe makes a large batch, so you'll have plenty to freeze. 
  • 4-1/2 lbs. ground lean beef (or turkey)
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 3 green peppers, chopped
  • 4 ribs celery, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 2  14 oz. cans Ranch Style Beans (Bush's Texas Ranchero) UNDRAINED
  • 1  14 oz. can each, kidney beans and pinto beans, drained (or choose your favorite)
  • 2 15 oz. cans Ro-tel tomatoes
  • 1 46 oz. bottle tomato juice
  • 1 29 oz. can  tomato sauce
  • 2 pkgs. mild chili seasoning

In a large pot brown ground beef and drain fat.  Add remaining ingredients and simmer 1-1/2 hours.

Join the fun and enter the Chili Cook Off!  

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

~Adapted from
Sharing with Everyday Sisters - Sharing Sundays
Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms
The Country Cook - Soups and Stews Linky Party
Goodeness Gracious


  1. Yummy! I am loving the new blog diggs. Your pictures look very appetizing. I want to slurp that chili right now. It is a good day for it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Patti, first of all thank you for your sweet comments and loving prayers while I was MIA from my blog. I am slowly getting back to blogging and the first thing is to read all of my favorite bloggers past posts that I've missed for one month. It will take time, but I promise that I'll read all of your delicious recipes!

    I love Wendy's chili and I love my recipe too, but I'd like to try this because of it's combined simplicity and great taste! My husband will be overjoyed!

    Thanks for sharing! Hope all is well . . . Roz

  3. Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance.

  4. I love chili! Your recipe sounds good!

  5. This recipe looks delicious, I love that it has beans and tomatoes too, yum!

  6. I love Wendy's chili. I'll have to give this a try.

  7. I've always loved Wendy's chili and even bookmarked a recipe for it. My families pretty partial to my chili, but I may sneak Wendy's version in on them one night.

  8. Great for the football season and cold weather.

  9. Patti,
    I am so excited that you have entered your Great Chili in The Texas Star Chili Cook Off. Good Luck in the competition!
    Miz Helen


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