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Wendy's Chili Recipe

Lil' Luna
Perfectly spiced Wendy's Chili is famously delicious. Now you can create this popular, hearty bowl-full at home!!
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
simmer 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 343 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 2 stalks celery chopped, optional
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 3 (14oz) cans stewed tomatoes chop them up a little more
  • 1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies such as RO*TEL
  • 1 (14 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 (1.25 oz) packages chili seasoning such as McCormick® Mild Chili Seasoning Mix
  • 1 (14 oz) can kidney beans undrained
  • 1 (14 oz) can pinto beans undrained
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar or more to taste


  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook meat until no longer pink.
  • Stir celery and green bell pepper into ground beef for 4-5 minutes.
  • Pour in chopped stewed tomatoes, diced tomatoes with green chiles, 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.



Calories: 343kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 20gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 437mgPotassium: 868mgFiber: 7gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 490IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Wendy's Chili, Wendy's Chili Recipe, Wendy's Copycat Chili
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