Crock Pot / Slow Cooker Copy Cat Wendy’s Chili Recipe

Since I have had WLS I have really come to love Wendy’s Chili.  So much I will eat it almost every day. YUM YUM!!

I looked on the Internet and there is quite a few out there. I found one that to ME taste exactly the same. Especially the 2nd day it really taste so good. I plan to make it again this week for the 2nd time 🙂

Copy Cat Wendy's Chili Recipe


Very easy to do

1-1.5 pounds ground beef, browned and drained
1 large sweet yellow onion, chopped
1 large green bell peppers, chopped
3 celery strips/sections, chopped
1 large tablespoons minced garlic (I use already prepared minced)
1 cans Ranch Style Beans, NOT drained (15 ounce cans)
1 cans dark red kidney beans, NOT drained (15 ounce cans)
1 cans Original Rotel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chili (10 ounce cans)
1 cans stewed tomatoes (15 ounce cans)
2 cans plain tomato sauce (15 ounce cans)
2 packages McCormick Mild Chili Seasoning (1.25 ounce packages)
2 tsp of salt
Pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients in a large crock pot / slow cooker on low (INCLUDING ALL THE JUICE I NEVER DRAIN ANY BEANS)
Cook on low for 6-8 hours
Dig in!! I love to add cheese and sour cream in my chili!! YUM!!!

Few notes – my husband loves alot of meat. I used 2.5 lbs for him. He devoured it however that was just too much meat for me.
I prefer to keep it closer to 1 pound.

2nd day is even better!!

Other have said they prefer Pinto beans in theirs.  Ranch Style beans could be hard to find but I looked at the top shelf of the beans at my local store. They are beans with other flavorings into it. YUM!!

12 Responses to Crock Pot / Slow Cooker Copy Cat Wendy’s Chili Recipe
  1. Brenda
    January 25, 2013 | 3:08 pm

    Great to hear from you are so right about having to recharge ones batteries periodically. Looking forward to hearing about your journey

  2. toni
    February 26, 2015 | 12:38 pm

    This was very good!! Thanks for sharing!

    March 24, 2015 | 2:43 pm

    What if u don’t use crockpot ?

  4. Dila
    April 16, 2015 | 9:23 am

    what if you don’t have a crockpot? theres nothing else i can use?

  5. Brenda Sayer
    April 21, 2015 | 8:02 pm

    I have looked & looked in the supermarkets, And can not find ranch beans anywhere. I have asked. & nobody knows what they are. The stockers at Meijer or Walmart have no idea.

  6. C&MB
    April 24, 2015 | 8:01 am

    So sorry about that! I have found it at Walmart and Winn-Dixie and Publix here in the area. Maybe it is a regional thing in Central Florida?

  7. Dee
    May 16, 2015 | 9:32 am

    I have found Ranch style beans in Colorado, Nebraska Oklahoma and South Dakota so I don’t believe it is a regional thing. Walmart carried them in those states.

  8. Marie
    May 19, 2015 | 11:42 am

    how would it be with ground turkey instead of beef

  9. Lori morrison
    May 31, 2015 | 10:42 pm

    I found ranch beans at the jewel in wheeling il. Never heard of them before now.

  10. Patti
    June 7, 2015 | 9:41 pm

    Ranch beans in the west are most likely chili beans…just means canned red beans with light chili flavoring…good substitute, anyway

  11. Aretta
    July 18, 2015 | 8:28 pm

    We are in Calif, Ranch style you can puck up at most all Wal Mart e etc. Patti your right the are a pinto bean with a lite chili sauce no meat in them. No like Hormel chili not a thick sauce more juice in these.

  12. Sue
    September 6, 2015 | 3:37 pm

    this is the only chili my husband likes now! I have made it several times just like the recipe says, usually I am one to add something or delete something from a recipe,but, not this one. It’s absolutely perfect!

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