I love Wendy's chili and this is my version of it, I think it comes close in taste and texture.
You will need:
2 pounds hamburger
1/2 onion finely diced
1 stalk of celery finely diced
1 30 ounce can of pinto beans drained and rinsed
(or 1-15.5 ounce can of pinto beans,
and 1-15.5 ounce can of kidney beans)
1- 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons of chili powder
1- 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
1- 30 ounce can of water
1- 8 ounce can of water
In a large pan brown the hamburger diced onion and celery over medium heat until hamburger is cooked about 5 - 10 minutes.
Drain grease from pan and add beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce chili powder and the water, bring to boil then reduce heat to simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
Serve with crackers or cornbread, my wife likes to cook some elbow macaroni to have with hers.
I hope you try, and enjoy this recipe. Thanks for reading, Roy