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Just Like Wendy's(R) Chili
June 07, 2013

I can't tell you how many chili recipes I've tried in the past. This is hands-down my favorite and will definitely be part of the "regular" meal planning rotation. Perfect for my busy-wife-and-mommy life! Great for the slow cooker - I browned the ground beef for about 8 or so minutes on the stove and dumped everything into the pot w/out sautéing anything else - super easy! Freezes perfectly, tastes even better the next day, feeds a crowd for company and potlucks. The only thing I'd suggest is to rinse your beans. The frothy stuff you see when rinsing is what causes the "musical" part to your postprandial experience so rinsing definitely cuts that down if it's ever been a concern for you. My husband likes his spicy so he will be adding more chili powder and cumin to his helping; if you like spicier chili you will need to do the same as the way it is written here gives you a mild, ever-so-slight kick. Or, when you purchase the chili seasonings packets, pick "medium" or "hot" (I chose the 30% less sodium, mild spice option). Love that it's also way more economical than running to the local food chain when I have a hankerin' for some of that famous chili =)

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