I love Wendy's Chili so I was anxious to try to this recipe! For years I have made the Chili Con Carne recipe in the Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook. While that chili is good, it is not Wendy's Chili :(
I halved this recipe, however as another reviewer said, that leaves you with half used cans. I solved that problem by rounding the ingredients. I eliminated the oil, I used 1 pound of 93/7 ground beef. It produced very little fat so no need to drain it. I used 1) 14 oz can stewed tomatoes, 1) 10 oz can RoTel diced tomatoes with green chiles, 1) 8 oz can tomato sauce, 1/2 cup water, and 1) 1.25 package of McCormick's. I used the entire 14 oz cans of kidney and pinto beans, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and 1 1/2 tsp white vinegar.
This smelled and tasted like Wendy"s! It had more of a bite to it. I think that was due to the stewed tomato / RoTel ratio. I think the secret to this recipe is the McCormick's. It takes the guess work out of the spice measurements. This is my new chili recipe! I loved it!
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I love Wendy's Chili so I was anxious to try to this recipe! For years I have made the Chili...