Wendys Chili

Wendy’s Chili is a hearty and flavorful dish that is perfect for cozy nights in or gatherings with friends and family. This classic chili recipe is easy to make and is sure to warm you up from the inside out.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This Wendy’s Chili recipe is a comforting and satisfying meal that is packed with delicious flavors. It is a versatile dish that can be customized with your favorite toppings, making it a hit with everyone at the table.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, cook the ground beef until it is browned, stirring occasionally to break it up.
  2. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic to the pot and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato paste, water, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, and cinnamon. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the chili for at least 30 minutes, or until the flavors have melded together.
  5. Serve the chili hot, garnished with your choice of toppings such as cheese, sour cream, or chopped onions. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Servings: 6
  • Kcal: 320 per serving


Store any leftover chili in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

Recipe Tips:

  • Feel free to customize this chili recipe by adding your favorite ingredients such as corn, jalapeños, or different types of beans.
  • For a spicier kick, increase the amount of chili powder or add a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • This chili tastes even better the next day as the flavors have had time to develop, making it a great make-ahead meal option.

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