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Just like Wendy’s Chili Recipe

This is Just like Wendy's chili recipe I got off Allrecipe years ago.  To us it does taste like Wendy's chili.  I made a batch today. The only thing I do different is I use ground turkey instead of ground beef.  It's the 93/7 lean ground turkey.  Here's the recipe if anyone is interested.  

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Re: Just like Wendy’s Chili Recipe

It almost sounds like what I made. I've been purchasing more expensive spaghetti sauce recently and freezing what we don't use.  The Rao's low sodium marinara finds its way in to my chili now. 

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Re: Just like Wendy’s Chili Recipe

Thank you for posting and giving out original source. I like the All Recipe site to get new ideas. 

 

I have never put vinegar or celery in my chili...but I do like Wendy's chili.

 

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Re: Just like Wendy’s Chili Recipe

@CoffeeNut  Yum, yum save me some!  I love some chili in the winter, thanks for sharing.

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Back in 1972 Wendy's was still a local Columbus, Ohio restaurant. Dave Thomas was working hard putting together his business plan to create a franchise company.

 

I always had chili for lunch there. Dave told me in the future, when I order chili at a Wendy's, I should ask that they scoop the chili from the bottom of the pot. That way I would get the hottest temperature and less fat.

 

It would also get the chili stirred. He was putting in the instructions that the chili should be stirred every half hour, but he was sure they would get busy and forget to do it. 

 

Sorry, Dave, but every time I've asked I've only gotten a weird look in response.

 

Still love the chili.   

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Re: Just like Wendy’s Chili Recipe

Ever since I was in Weight Watchers in the '70s, I've made chili using Williams Chili Mix, which they approved.  I like the seasoning, add a chopped onion, green chile and add whatever tomato products I happen to have on hand and I do ADD BEANS.  I must have Fritos on top with cheese.  It takes 2lbs of hamburger meat but I often use mild bulk Italian sausage.

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Re: Just like Wendy’s Chili Recipe

What, no sugar? I always put brown sugar in my chili. It cuts the heat from the whole habanero I submerge in the pot while simmering. I put a little sugar in my tomato sauce as well.

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Re: Just like Wendy’s Chili Recipe

@PickyPicky3 

 

Cool story!!!!


@PickyPicky3 wrote:

Back in 1972 Wendy's was still a local Columbus, Ohio restaurant. Dave Thomas was working hard putting together his business plan to create a franchise company.

 

I always had chili for lunch there. Dave told me in the future, when I order chili at a Wendy's, I should ask that they scoop the chili from the bottom of the pot. That way I would get the hottest temperature and less fat.

 

It would also get the chili stirred. He was putting in the instructions that the chili should be stirred every half hour, but he was sure they would get busy and forget to do it. 

 

Sorry, Dave, but every time I've asked I've only gotten a weird look in response.

 

Still love the chili.   


 

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Re: Just like Wendy’s Chili Recipe

That is a great game day recipe.

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Re: Just like Wendy’s Chili Recipe

 

I made this chili for lunch today, and we liked it a lot. 

 

I used Laura's Lean Beef. I replaced the pinto beans with a can of black beans. (I like Bush's brand of canned beans.)

 

This is a really good recipe - thanks for posting it!