The Best Wendy s Chili

Ingredients:

2 pounds fresh ground beef

1 quart tomato juice

1 (29-ounce) can tomato puree

1 (15-ounce) can red beans, drained

1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained

1 large onion, chopped (about 1 ½ cups)

½ cup diced celery

¼ cup diced green bell pepper

¼ cup chili powder (you may want to use less, as some people find this is too much)

1 teaspoon cumin

1½ teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ teaspoon oregano

½ teaspoon sugar

⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions:

Stovetop Directions:

In a skillet, brown the ground beef; drain. Put the drained beef and the remaining ingredients in a 6-quart pot. Cover the pot; let it simmer for 1 to 1½ hours, stirring every 15 minutes.

Slow cooker Directions:

In a skillet, brown the ground beef; drain. Put the drained beef and the remaining ingredients in a slow cooker, turn on low and cook for 4 hours.

Enjoy!

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