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Wendy's Chili

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)

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Updated June 09, 2014

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Chili is a great healthy and hearty meal to warm you up after a good walk. This recipe draws inspiration from the Wendy's chili at the hamburger chain, but this version is "Walking" Wendy's chili.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 29-ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1 29-ounce can of kidney beans (drained) or 1/2 pound dry kidney beans
  • 1 29-ounce can of pinto beans (drained) or 1/2 pound dry pinto beans
  • 1 diced green pepper
  • 1 diced medium onion
  • 1/2 cup diced mild green chiles
  • 1 to 6 diced jalapeno peppers (if heat desired)
  • 1 29-ounce can diced tomatoes or 3 chopped medium tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Preparation:

1. To use dried beans rather than canned: Bring a large saucepan of water to boil. Add the beans and simmer for 30 minutes. Turn off heat, cover and soak for 90 minutes. Drain and add to crockpot.
2. Brown the beef in skillet or microwave and drain off the fat.
3. Combine all of the ingredients in a crockpot.
4. Cook on low for 3-10 hours. If using dried beans, cook on low for 10 hours or until the beans are soft.
5. Leftovers can be frozen and kept for months.
6. Makes 12 servings, approximately 1 cup each.

Nutrition Data
Item - Amount - % Daily Value
Calories: 353.26
Calories From Fat: 132.29

Total Fat: 14.48g - 22%
Saturated Fat: 5.42g - 27%
Cholesterol: 52.16mg - 17%
Sodium: 1365.21mg - 57%
Potassium: 1068.92mg - 31%
Carbohydrates: 34.28g - 11%
Dietary Fiber 11.02g - 44%
Sugar 4.03g
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g
Net Carbohydrates: 23.26g
Protein: 23.63g - 47%
Vitamin A 1322.69IU - 26%
Vitamin C 24.36mg - 41%
Calcium 98.57mg - 10%
Iron 5.64mg - 31%
Vitamin E 2.96IU - 30%
Thiamin 0.27mg - 18%
Riboflavin 0.40mg - 23%
Niacin 5.70mg - 29%
Vitamin B6 0.55mg - 27%
Folate 105.26µg - 26%
Vitamin B12 1.56µg - 26%
Pantothenic Acid 0.92mg - 9%
Phosphorus 287.02mg - 29%
Magnesium 84.70mg - 21%
Zinc 4.41mg - 29%
Manganese 0.63mg - 31%
Selenium 16.95µg - 24%

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Outstanding!, Member Hrlyftby98

This was the best chili I've ever made. I added 3 serrano peppers to the mix because I like it spicy. Good job!

17 out of 17 people found this helpful.

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