If you like chili, you're going to want to try this recipe for Wendy's Chili. We all know it's not healthy to eat take out or fast food all the time, so we reserve it for eating sparingly, as a treat. There are also healthier options you can order off of most fast food menus, like this chili for example, many places also offer salads and soups, Wendy's restaurant even offers baked potatoes as a side, giving their customers plenty of options to choose from. The recipe from 77 Easy Recipes is adapted to taste like Wendy's famous chili recipe, so if you want to try the best chili recipes, this is definitely one to give a try. A basic recipe for making chile uses ground beef, tomatoes, beans, vegetables, and lots of flavourful herbs and spices. Wendy's chili is generally fairly mild when it comes to spiciness, but if you like your chili a little bit spicier, then feel free to add in more cayenne pepper to turn up the heat. You can also make this recipe for making chili into a vegetarian or vegan recipe by leaving out the meat. The best chili recipes aren't really about the meat anyway, it's about all of the flavours and the tomato sauce.
Wendy's is a very popular fast food chain that originated in the US. Dave Thomas was the creator of Wendy's restaurants, which were started in 1969 and was named after his daughter Melinda Lou, who they called Wendy. She became the mascot for the Wendy's franchise, with her red hair in pigtails and cute freckles on her face. Melinda still does Wendy's commercials occasionally, but the owner of the franchise, Dave used to be in many of them before his death in 2002. He left behind a legacy of one of the top three most famous hamburger restaurants in the world right after McDonalds and Burger King. Wendy's restaurants are known for their Frosty milk shakes that are super thick and creamy. They are also known for their old fashioned, square hamburgers. They even have a meatless black bean burger that is still in testing for all of their vegetarian customers. The recipe for making chili at Wendy's was to use up all of the leftover hamburger meat so it wouldn't go to waste. A great idea to add something to the menu instead of throwing it away.
Chili recipes go back as far as the 1800s, The San Antonio Chili Stand at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago served homemade chili which made the dish known to a lot of people. Texas' official state dish is Chili con Carne, which translates to chili with meat. Before World War 2, there were many family owned chili joints where the best chili recipes were made for customers to eat. Different restaurants had different special and secret recipes they would make and serve up. Now, there are chili cookoffs at fairs where contestants make their favourite chili recipes and fair goers try out some of the best chili recipes in their area and vote for the best chili. This is one of those easy dinner ideas you can make and let simmer all afternoon to allow the flavours to really set in, and the aroma will fill your home. Serve with fresh baked buns or bread, or even some tortilla chips to dip in. There are some really great easy dinner recipes on 77 Easy Recipes that you can add to your own dinner menu, recipes your family will absolutely love and that won't take a lot of time to make.***
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