Friday, October 28, 2011

Wendy's Chili

Sean just loves Wendy's chili. The only problem with this is there are no Wendy's close to Beaty's Creek so I make his Wendy's Chili at home. I have been using this recipe for years, just love Todd Wilbur's copycat recipes. I think they are so close to the original that they can fool anyone. It is cold on Beaty's Creek today but we are in Oklahoma for goodness sakes. If you are not familiar with Oklahoma weather you are missing out. We often say "If you don't like the weather, just wait a little bit."

2 pounds ground beef(I use turkey)
1 29-ounce can tomato sauce
1 29 ounce can kidney beans(with liquid)
1 29 ounce can pinto beans(with liquid)
1 cup onions-diced
1/2 cup green chili-diced(I use canned green chili)
1/4 cup celery-diced
3 medium tomatoes-chopped
2 t Cumin
3 T chili powder
1 1/2 t black pepper
2 t salt
2 cups water

Brown meat. Using fork, crumble the cooked meat into pea size pieces. In a large pot, combine the meat plus all of the remaining ingredients, and bring to a simmer over low heat. Cook stirring every 15 minutes, for 2-3 hours

We eat this with shredded cheese and crackers. I love iceberg lettuce wedges as a side too! That's "what's cookin" on Beaty's Creek tonight.

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