Rich and Meaty Chili

Rich and Meaty Chili
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This Rich and Meaty Chili recipe is for anyone who loves Wendy's Chili as much as I do. Very easy to make and tastes just like the real thing.
Recipe type: Soups, Stews, Chilis
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
  • 2 lbs Ground Chuck
  • 2 tbs Olive Oil
  • 2 stalks Celery, chopped
  • 1 large Green Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1 large Onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3 (14 ounce) cans Stewed Tomatoes
  • 1 (10 ounce) can RO*TEL Original Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Tomato Sauce
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans Kidney Beans, un-drained
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Pinto Beans, un-drained
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tbs White Vinegar
  • 2 (1¼ ounce) packages McCormick Mild Chili Seasoning Mix
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
Mise en place
  1. Chop celery, green pepper and onion, set aside.
  2. Mince garlic and set aside.
  3. Portion olive oil, water, vinegar.
  4. Open cans of stewed tomatoes, diced tomatoes with green chilies, tomato sauce, kidney beans, pinto beans.
Brown meat
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Press ground beef into skillet to form one large patty and let the bottom brown, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Stir ground beef, breaking it into large crumbles and cook until no longer pink, about 5 more minutes.
  4. When ground beef is no longer pink, take off heat, drain off excess fat and set aside.
Cook the chili
  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Stir in celery, onion, green pepper, salt, black pepper and cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in meat and garlic; cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in stewed tomatoes, diced tomatoes with green chilies, tomato sauce and water. If large chunks of stewed tomatoes are present, break them into smaller pieces.
  5. Stir in chili seasoning and mix well.
  6. Mix in kidney beans, pinto beans and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.
  8. After 1 hour, mix vinegar into the chili, adjust salt and pepper, if necessary and stir well.
  9. Serve hot topped with finely diced onions and shredded cheese.
Inspired by my love for Wendy's Chili

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Rich and Meaty Chili ingredients

Browning ground beef in large skillet

Mix ground beef in with celery, green pepper and onions

Rich and Meaty Chili simmering

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