As a GM for Wendy's I can
tell you that you are missing out on a few key points. You must
brown, then boil the meat. Use froxen diced onions and green and red
peppers. 1 1/2 cups onions & 1/2 cup green 1/2 cup red peppers
(diced & frozen). Also the beans, they are just dark red and light
red kidney beans, drained and rinsed. Try a 1/4 cup of celery in
when you brown and boil the meat. That is some of the key
ingredients in their vegetable mix they use.
husband loves Wendy's chili. I made this one night, not letting him
know where I got the recipe. I added onions and cheddar cheese on
top the way he orders it. He said "this taste just like Wendy's, oh
wait! I mean better". I said "no, that's what it's supposed to taste
like". He said I could make it anytime. I'm making it again for
company this time. It's not exactly, but really close. The longer
you let it simmer, the better. Thanks
I've made this recipe for the last 12 years and love it! It really
does taste like Wendys' chili!
This isn't anything like Wendys chili. I knew this as soon as I saw
that your recipe only calls for kidney beans. Wendi's chili has two
different beans in it, almost looks like they put in the bean found
in Van Camp's Pork and Beans. The rest of the recipe you claim to be
a clone is a standard chili recipe.
tried this today for dinner along with the
corn muffins. Both were
delicious. The chili is remarkably close to Wendy's recipe. My kids
Tried the recipe
and did not like it. Tasted nothing like Wendy's
Hi I worked at wendys for
2 years. They use red kidney beans and pink then onions, green
peppers. Leftovers of the hamburger from the prior day and tomato
sauce and cans of chunked tomatos and chili powder. They dont use
I made the recipe for
Chili like Wendy's, this is the best chili I ever made. Thank you.
I've been making this
chili for almost six months now and my kids LOVE it. My son who does
not like chili looks forward to me making this now because he really
I'm not a big fan of
Chili, but this was great! easy to make and so tasty. My family ate
it up. Thanks!
I made this recipe but i
added pink and red kidney beans and a green pepper to this recipe
and it made it more like wendys chili this is a great recipe and my
husband just loves it thanks
I was excited to find
this recipe because my husband and I both love Wendy's chili.
However, never of us enjoyed it--didn't taste like Wendy's chili at
all to us!
Oh My!!! This is SO like
Wendys and I really like their chili. I did add a jar of my home can
tomatoes with onions and bell pepper because that is also in Wendy's
chili. I still liked the hot sauce in it. Yes I will add more beans
next time will try the pink beans other commenter say.
I have made this recipe
many times. It's the only chili recipe my husband wants me to make
anymore. Everyone has a different idea about what chili should be
like, but this recipe offers everything my husband insists on having
in his chili--no chunks of tomatoes, no large pieces of onion, and
not a thin or watery chili. This is a nice thick chili, and it's
super quick to throw together. Having said that, I must also add
that I recently had some Wendy's chili, and this recipe isn't it.
But it is a very good and extrememly easy chili recipe that we have
really enjoyed--many times!
I loved this recipe!
Quick and easy to make...I added onion and green peppers and will
use this recipe from now on. I also made the corn muffins to have
with the chili, what a wonderful combination!
We make this all the
time. The kids beg for it. I tried it tonight with extra meat,
'cause my dh (who loves Wendy's chili) says it needs more meat. I
also add onions. I can see where you'd want green peppers, because
they are in Wendy's chili, but I don't like them anyway ;-). I also
use green Tabasco sauce, we are not "hot" lovers here. Its great,
cause you can Tabasco to taste!
This is my son's favorite
recipe. Mine and my husbands also. It is easy and has great flavor.
I also use 2 different kinds of beans. Also, if I do not have the
canned French onion soup I use the dry soup mix!
I was excited to try this
recipe because my husband and I love Wendy's chili, however this
didn't taste like Wendy's chili to us at all. Sorry.
My son who is the
pickiest eater in the world LOVES this recipe. He calls it his chili
and a;ways asks me to make it now. A big thank you!!!!
This recipe more closely
resembles the authentic taste of Wendy's Chili than the Chili Like
Wendy's recipe does. I've been eating Wendy's chili for years and
hands-down, this is a winner!
yeah in the recipe you
have to add bell peppers and celery garlic onions and fresh cracked
pepper---I have made this chili like 4 times already. Also, add a
little tabasco...Remember recipes need to have your OWN spin---this
recipes serves as a great base
I made this for my nephew
and we loved it. It does taste like Wendy's. We served it with warm
cornbread and it was quite a hit.
Absolutely the best
tasting chili I have ever made,thanks, now its my secret recipe. LOL
I have used this recipe
several times, but the one I use calls for a large can of V-8 juice.
You got to have that! I also add a few extra spices, celery salt,
garlic powder, and a small can of ElPaso green chilli peppers. Try
adding the V-8, then you REALLY have Wendy's Chili!
This wasn't even close to
Wendy's. This was awful.