wendys chili

Wendys chili

 

* 2 lbs ground beef I had about 2.5 lbs.

* 1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce, only used half that

* 1 (29 ounce) can kidney beans (with liquid), I used chili beans w/sauce

* 1 (29 ounce) can pinto beans (with liquid)

* 1 cup diced onion (, 1 medium onion)

* 1/2 cup diced green chili pepper, I used canned chilies

* 1/4 cup diced celery (, 1 stalk)

* 3 medium tomatoes, chopped, I used canned petite dice

* 2 -3 teaspoons cumin powder, I used 1 teaspoon

* 3 tablespoons chili powder

* 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper

* 2 teaspoons salt

* 2 cups water, I used 4 cups

1 Tbs. yellow mustard

1 bay leaf

 

My chili with changes noted. I browned up the ground beef in two batches adding half the onions, celery and dry ingredients. I drained the first batch in a colander and just spooned off some of the grease from the second batch. I used ground chuck and wanted to leave some of the fat in.

 

Put the browned ground beef mix in a larger pot and add in the rest of the ingredients. Bring it to a boil and then simmer 2 to 3 hours. Serve with some shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream for topping.

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