this one, but I had to modify it a little with what I had on hand. I think it is now my favorite chili that I have made. I wouldn't say it was terribly like Wendy's chili, but I did modify it, so you can go to the link above if you want, and I hope to next time try it closer to the original recipe to see if it's more like Wendy's. Yum! I used hot Italian sausage because that's what I had on hand, but it was a little too spicy for my kids, even with sour cream and cheese on top of theirs. You can do this in the crockpot as well if you like, low 4-6 hours or high 8-10. I called this W's chili since I wouldn't call it a Wendy's copycat since I changed it so much.
1 lb spicy Italian sausage (I used hot but would use mild next time for my kids or just use another pound of ground turkey or beef)
1 lb ground turkey or beef (I used turkey)
29oz tomato sauce
29oz light kidney beans, undrained
29oz pinto beans, undrained
1 medium onion, diced
1 can petite diced tomatoes
2 tsp cumin powder
3 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp black powder
2 tsp salt
Brown meats, breaking apart, and drain off fat. In a large pot combine all ingredients together. Simmer over low heat 2-3 hours, stirring occassionally.
Crockpot: Brown meat, drain, add to crockpot. Combine rest of ingredients. Stir and cook on high for 4-6 hours or low 8-10 hours.
Makeover: So I made this again and used all ground turkey and did add a 7oz can diced green chilies. It was super yummy!
Serve over pasta, with sour cream, cheese, tortilla chips, or cornbread.