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Wendy's Chili copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur

Ratings and Reviews of Wendy's Chili

Score: 4.89 (votes: 219)
Rating of votes (219)
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Michelle Wortman
Jun 18, 2018, 15:10
Bang! So right. Todd, you are a genius once again...
Lou Carey
Jan 9, 2018, 20:14
I only used 1 cup of water and added an extra 15 oz. can of tomato sauce to this recipe. My husband loves Wendy's Chili and he thought it was great.
Apr 29, 2016, 22:00
This chili is just like Wendy's chili. I add I cup water, not 2, and add Northern New Mexico Chimayo red chile, as well as a bit of Cayenne red pepper for some extra kick. Just awesome to serve on a cold day, and even better for leftovers!!
Apr 12, 2016, 22:00
I love this recipe.....have made it many times. I read through the comments because I had a feeling there would be comments on giving the recipe a little more flavor. I found that using cannted chopped tomatoes and a 7oz can of green chilies saves time. Use 2 cups of tomato juice adds to the flavor also. The last addition was use some brown sugar. On my own, I added extra chili powder and put it in my crock pot for 4 hours on high.... this chili is fantastic! I then bake a batch of cheddar cheese biscuits
Feb 20, 2016, 22:00
This was my first time making chili and I love Wendy's chili so I figured I give this recipe a shot. This was an excellent version. I thought it was a little bland after the first hour and thought it was going to need more salt but after simmering for three hours, it was perfect!
Feb 13, 2016, 22:00
I just joined Weight Watchers and found out that Wendy's chili is only 6 smart points. But Wendy's is far away so I get to go there only once or twice a month. Now I never have to drive far for my favorite chili. Thank you Todd!
Jan 20, 2016, 22:00
The whole family LOVED this chili, even my 7 year old! Best chili I have ever made
Jan 9, 2016, 22:00
I've been using this recipe for years but recently tried to change it up a bit. Instead of chopping up the tomatoes, I used a can of diced tomatoes instead to save some time. Instead of 2 cups of water, I used 1 cup of good red wine (cabernet or merlot) and 1 cup of water - this gives the chili a full bodied taste and not so watered down.
Jan 3, 2016, 22:00
I came across this searching for a chili recipe. My Picky Eaters love Wendy's Chili which is why I selected it. This is nothing short of a good solid HOME RUN basic chili recipe. I sub a can of petite diced tomatoes for the fresh and use a 4 ounce can of roasted green chilies for the fresh. Other than that, I follow the recipe exactly. You won't regret trying this. Thank you Mr. Wilbur!
Dec 30, 2015, 22:00
This is extremely easy and delicious! Use a 1 bottle of lager beer instead of water.