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Slow Cooker Wendy's Chili has all the flavors melded together in one heartwarming dish! Get the authentic experience with this precise copycat recipe! #chili #slowcookerrecipes #crockpotrecipes #chilirecipe #copycatrecipes #sweetandsavorymeals
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Slow Cooker Wendy's Chili Copycat

Slow Cooker Wendy's Chili has all the flavors melded together in one heartwarming dish! Get the authentic experience with this precise copycat recipe!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker Wendy's Chili
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 684kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

Chili:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 lbs ground beef 85/15 fat ratio
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 ribs celery chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cans 10 ounces each diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 14 ounces can crushed tomatoes
  • 14 ounces can tomato sauce
  • 14 ounces can kidney beans not drained
  • 2 cans 14 ounces each pinto beans not drained
  • 1 cup beef broth optional
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

Spices:

  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt or to taste

Toppings:

  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Diced avocado
  • Diced jalapeno peppers
  • Chopped green onions

Instructions

  • In a skillet, over medium-high add the ground beef. Cook it without moving for 3-5 minutes in its own fat, until nicely seared. Start breaking it with a spoon, season with salt and pepper and cook until no longer pink.
  • Stir in the celery, onions, bell pepper and garlic, cook for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the mixture to the slow cooker, add the rest of the ingredients and the SPICES.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours. Keep the lid on and refrain from opening.
  • Garnish with favorite toppings and serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 684kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 2027mg | Potassium: 1769mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1250IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 10mg