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Wendy's Copycat Chili Recipe

Wendy's Copycat Chili Recipe

Now you can make the Famous Wendy's Chili in your own home! This Wendy's Copycat Chili Recipe has ground beef, bell peppers, onions, celery, chili, tomatoes and beans for a meal that will warm you up on even the coldest day! I've also included instructions to make Wendy's Chili in your Instant Pot and Slow Cooker!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, copycat recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 391 kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk finely chopped
  • 1 packet chili seasoning mix I used McCormick
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 15- ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 1 10- ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 14- ounce can chili beans
  • 1 14- ounce can pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 14- ounce can kidney beans drained and rinsed


  1. Brown the ground beef in a large stock pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the bell pepper, onion, and celery.
    Brown Beef and cook vegetables in skillet
  2. When the beef is cooked through, add the chili seasoning and beef broth and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low.
    Add Chili Seasoning to Wendy's Chili
  3. Add the tomato sauce, chili beans, pinto beans, and kidney beans. Stir to combine.
    Add tomatoes to Wendy's Chili
  4. Allow the chili to simmer for at least one hour, stirring occasionally.
    How to make Wendy's Chili
Nutrition Facts
Wendy's Copycat Chili Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.