JoenDeb Recipes

Just Like Wendy's Chili

10 servings


15 minutes

active time

1 hour 35 minutes

total time


2 tablespoons olive oil

2 pounds ground beef

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

3 (14 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes

1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce

1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles (such as RO*TEL)

1 cup beef stock

2 (1.25 ounce) packages chili seasoning (such as McCormick® Mild Chili Seasoning Mix)

2 (14 ounce) can kidney beans, undrained

2 (14 ounce) can pinto beans, undrained

salt and ground black pepper to taste

1 tablespoon white vinegar, or more to taste


Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Press ground beef into the hot oil to form one large patty; let the bottom brown, 8 to 10 minutes.

Stir and break browned beef into crumbles. Continue to cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes longer.

Stir celery, onion, and bell pepper into beef and cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.

Pour in stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes with green chiles, and beef stock . Break apart large chunks of stewed tomatoes. Stir in chili seasoning. Stir in kidney and pinto beans. Season with salt and pepper.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour.

Mix vinegar into chili just before serving.


Serving Size



326 kcal

Total Fat

15 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



55 mg


1521 mg

Total Carbohydrate

29 g

Dietary Fiber

8 g

Total Sugars

8 g


23 g

10 servings


15 minutes

active time

1 hour 35 minutes

total time
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