Copy Cat Wendy’s Chili Recipe

Wendy's Chili Recipe

Copy Cat Wendy’s Chili Recipe

Love Wendy’s chili? Try this copy cat Wendy’s chili recipe! Sometimes it’s great to fix it at home instead of driving to the restaurant itself. You can increase the recipe and freeze plenty to have it for easy reheating too! Super easy to make and not a lot of ingredients! Top with cheese, onions and serve with your favorite crackers. Enjoy!

Wendy's Chili RecipeIngredients

  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • ½ Medium Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 Celery Stalk, diced
  • ¼ Cup Pablano or Hatch Chilies, roasted, skin removed and diced
  • 1 Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Can Kidney Beans, drained not rinsed
  • 1 Can Pinto Beans, drained not rinsed
  • 2 teas. Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 teas. Black Pepper
  • 1 teas. Salt
  • WaterWendy's Chili Recipe


  1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat brown the Ground Beef, drain and reserve 1 Tbsp. of drippings in the pot.
  2. Add the Onion, Celery and Chilies to the pot and cook over medium heat until the Onions start to turn translucent.
  3. Add the Beef. Tomato sauce, Diced Tomatoes, Kidney and Pinto beans, Cumin, Chili Powder, Black Pepper, Salt and 1 Cup water.
  4. Bring to a simmer, cover and let cook 2 ½ – 3 hours. Add water as necessary to maintain desired consistency.
  5. Serve hot.Wendy's Chili Recipe

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

  1. (Copy Cat Wendy’s Chili Recipe) My one son really like their chili a lot, I will have to give him this recipe-

  2. wow the recipe is delicious and very easy to make. i will make it for dinner tonight as my whole family loved beef and spicey food.

  3. I made pretty good homemade chili but always loved Wendy’s. Thanks for this recipe, I will make it and see which is better.

  4. My 84 year old mother loves Wendy’s chili. I can make it for her and save a little money too. Thank you.

  5. I love making Chili. Wendy’s chili is pretty good. I’ll have to give this a shot. Thanks

  6. I really miss Wendy’s chili, I will try this out and update on how we all like it. Thanks for sharing!!

  7. I love chilli. Never attempt ed to make my own yet. I have tried wendys chilli,its good. Will have to try this recipe out.

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