Chili is the ultimate in comfort food on a cool day! Wendy’s chili happens to be one of my favorites, and who wouldn’t want to grab a cup to go? It’s a fast-food “not horrible” choice (much better than french fries!). However, it’s also jam-packed with sodium and old hamburger meat. This version of Wendy’s Copycat Chili is an even BETTER option that the whole family can get behind. With a little prep and the help of a crockpot, you’ll come home ready for dinner!
Protein- Plot Twist!!
I’m sure you’re expecting this cleaned up version of Wendy’s Copycat Chili to contain ground turkey or ground chicken as the central protein. Well, yes and no! This recipe has an even mixture of ground turkey AND ground beef (the lean kind, of course!) to lighten up while still providing a good punch of flavor power. In this episode, turkey and beef will be the bestest of friends. Can’t we all just get along??
21 Day Fix
If you’re on the fix, measure out 1 1/2 cups, and count as 1 Red, 1 Green, and 1 Yellow
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 3-4 Tablespoons water
- 1 lb lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce, no salt added
- 1 (29 ounce) can kidney beans (with liquid)
- 1 (4oz) can diced green chili peppers
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, no salt added
- 3 teaspoons cumin powder
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Placed diced onions and 3-4 tablespoons water in large saucepan over medium high heat. Stir onions and cook until onions are clear.
- Add ground beef and turkey, and mix until beef is browned. Drain any excess grease (there probably won't be much), and add meat/onion mixture to crockpot. Add remaining ingredients and cook on low for 4-6 hours.