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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Cooking Thursday

This cooler weather is definitely chili weather!  I made a batch last week and tried out a new recipe.  It was supposed to be a copycat recipe for Wendy's chili, but we thought it was thicker than Wendy's and didn't have the same flavor.   It might not taste just like Wendy's but we both really liked it and I will be making it again.


Wendy's Chili

2 pounds fresh ground beef
1 quart tomato juice 1 (29-ounce)
1 can tomato paste 1 (15-ounce)
1 can red kidney beans, drained 1 (15-ounce)
1 can pinto beans, drained 1
1 medium-large onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
3 tablespoons chili powder 

1 teaspoon ground cumin (use more for real flavor)
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 


 In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. Drain off the fat. Put the beef and the remaining ingredients in a 6-quart crock pot. Cook for 6-8 hours on low.

24 comments:

Terri said...

oooh - I've got chili on my menu coming up. maybe i'll give this one a try

Judy said...

Your recipe looks and sounds good.

Jennifer said...

It looks good. It does seem thicker but I'm sure that is a good thing. I'm making chili tomorrow night, from a recipe my son likes that uses those BBQ "grilling" baked beans. It's sweet, which is a little weird, but he almost never expresses any preferences about food so when he asks for something specific, like he did the other day, I really try to accommodate his requests!

Bethany Carson said...

That looks delicious! My grandmother makes such wonderful chili. It's a family favorite, and we look forward to whenever she makes it each year!

Simply Linda said...

Celery in chili???? Who knew???? Thanks Mari for the recipe. Blessings

Beth Cotell said...

Yum! You can never go wrong with chili - even if it has celery in it!

Kerin said...

Thanks for sharing your opinion and the recipe for this chili.
Chili is on the menu for Halloween night.
Ever since our kids were little, we have chili on Halloween.
Used to be so that I felt that our kids had a hearty and warm meal on their tummies before they went out for trick or treating.
With all our kids being grown up.. of course we don't have little ones trick or treating, but it's become a tradition:)
Might just give this recipe a try.

Warm wishes.
~K.

Sally said...

I made chili a few days ago, and while it was pretty good, yours looks and sounds better. I always appreciate your recipes. :)

Kelly-Anne said...

Hmmm...this looks oh so scumptious, dear Mari! I have yet to make Chilli before...will have to try it very soon, I think!
May your Thursday be truly delightful...
Hugs and love,
Kelly-Anne

Linda Eller said...

That is so funny, because I made the same recipe last night! lol It was different, but good, and a little hot to me. I am freezing what is left for another colder day! Have a great day my friend.

Terri D said...

We love chili and I have made this one before. I use extra tomato juice and no paste though. Yummy!!

Sandi said...

This looks delicious!

Sola Scriptura said...

This looks so good, especially for this time of year.

Amy at love made my home said...

Sounds delicious! We love chilli through the winter. xx

Carrie B. said...

I have seen this recipe before and wondered if it was good. My hubby likes Wendy's chili and that's why I wrote it down before. Thanks for sharing and for sharing your opinion! ;) xo

Cherdecor said...

I need to try your recipe. I made chili last week and used Ro-Tel tomatoes. For the past many years of blogging, I have read how southern cooks use Ro-Tel tomatoes. I could never find them in PA. Krogers here in Ohio have them and I use them in dips too. They are only for people who like spicy food.

Now back to your recipe. I think I could eat it.

Jenny said...

Wow, that is a complex and delicious-sounding recipe. We love chili at our house but my recipe is much lazier. It's all good. xoxo

Deb said...

You always share such great recipes and since I am making Crock Pot chili this weekend - I'm making this! Thanks for sharing. Last week, I made your chicken crock pot recipe using pork (with red potatoes and green beans). It was delicious! Have a great weekend.

Brooke said...

love chili!!! sounds delicious.

Betsy Brock said...

This looks yummy!

Mildred said...

It sounds very good - I love all the ingredients. Thank you.

Jean Stauffer said...
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Jean Stauffer said...

We actually prefer thick chili because we usually eat it with lots of "fixin's". I like to saute all my veggies (onions, peppers, garlic) with all the seasonings first, then add the meat, then the beans and tomatoes last. It seems like the flavor is more potent when the onions are thoroughly seasoned. Or maybe that's just my imagination!

Laura said...

I'll have to try this. Aaron is picky about his chili, and Wendy's chili is his favorite!