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    Default Wendy's Chili- Core version

    Hi Buddies!

    Someone a while back posted a question about Wendy's chili being non core, and another buddy posted the "Top Secret" recipe. I just stuck it into MC. The recipe has been halved.


    * Exported from MasterCook *
    Wendy's Chili

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    Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
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    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    1 pound extra lean ground beef
    6 fluid ounces tomato paste
    29 fluid ounces tomato sauce
    14 1/2 fluid ounces kidney beans, canned -- with liquid
    14 1/2 fluid ounces pinto beans, canned -- with liquid
    1/2 cup diced onion
    1/4 cup diced green chilies
    15 grams diced celery
    1 1/2 medium tomatoes -- chopped
    1 teaspoon cumin powder
    1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
    3/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 cup water
    1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat; drain off the
    fat.
    2. Using a fork, crumble the cooked beef into pea-size pieces.
    3. In a large pot, combine the beef plus all the remaining ingredients,
    and bring to a simmer over low heat.
    4. Cook, stirring every 15 minutes, for 2 to 3 hours.

    Source:
    "by JustaQT"

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 292 Calories; 11g Fat (31.8%
    calories from fat); 19g Protein; 33g Carbohydrate; 8g Dietary Fiber; 39mg
    Cholesterol; 1617mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 2 Lean Meat; 2
    1/2 Vegetable; 1 Fat.
    NOTES : 5.95 points

    .originally from Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur
    http://www.topsecretrecipes.com Nov 5, 2002
    4-6 servings
    Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Last edited by ottermum; 11-11-2004 at 01:36 PM. Reason: different ingredients
    Jeannette

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    FWIW Mastercook defines "extra lean ground beef" as 83% lean, so the recipe should actually be fewer points & less fat. I spent late Sunday night searching online for 93% lean beef nutrition info so I could make it a custom ingredient in Mastercook & get more accurate nutrition info on my shepherd's pie.

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    You're absolutly right, Ameliaamy! :bcbsalute

    Unfortunately, the only extra lean ground beef I can get at the stores that's pre ground is the 83%, so for my records I just leave it as it is. I remember reading somewhere though, that if you drain and rinse your ground beef after cooking it, it becomes equivilant to 98% fat free.
    Jeannette

    "I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

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    ok---so, the question is...is wendy's chilli core???? i love this recipe and i will make it for home cooking--but i always loved getting wendy's chilli and for me when i was doing the (gasp!) zone, it was a meal suggestion...

    so, if you were going to wendy's you core ladies--which i hardly ever do, but my kids love to have a burger once in a while...

    what would YOU get....????

    and if you did have a small chilli--how would you count it as core?
    the real world is bizarre enough for me...blue oyster cult

    best of luck to slow losers, fast losers, we are all losers--and this is the only place where thats ok!

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    Smile Re: Wendy's Chili- Core version

    Thanks for this recipe...I LOVE Wendy's chili.

    Pam
    Lost 75lbs on WW so far!!
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    is wendy's chilli core????
    Sorry, Oystergirl, I forgot to answer your question. Nope, Wendy's chili is most likely not core, since I doubt they use extra lean ground beef.

    The Dining Out Companion says that it's 4 points for a small and 6 for a large. I got my hands on a copy of their nutritional info pamphlet (VERY IMPRESSIVE!!! I could actually use it!! ), and using the points formula, it's 3.6 points for a small (4 points if you use 1 packet of crackers like I do), and 5.9 points for a large. I eat the stuff about 2 times a week- 4 points for a chili, and 0 points for the side salad and a diet cola and I'm happy. I'm there so much the manager knows me. :eek: But then again so tdoes the owner of my local Lick's Burgers. I think I make an impression. :lol:

    The week I did Core, I just counted it as 4 points, and ate core for the rest of the day.
    Jeannette

    "I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

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    thanks jeanette! i love wendy's chilli---i also eat it alot--good to know its NOT that bad--i remember that dave thomas was a diabetic and had to have some good stuff to eat at work....their chicken breasts are pretty good too.
    the real world is bizarre enough for me...blue oyster cult

    best of luck to slow losers, fast losers, we are all losers--and this is the only place where thats ok!

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    Bumping! I made this last night using extra lean ground turkey breast and all kidney beans.
    Jeannette

    "I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

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    F.Y.I. the ground beef that I buy at Trader Joe's is 96% lean. Only 4% Fat. Wouldn't that be considered CORE?
    ~ * ~ * ~Judy ~ * ~ *
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    Bumping. DH made this for dinner tonight. It is KILLER!
    Lynette
    www.southeastllamarescue.org

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    This is a great recipe. I did make some changes - I added a lot more onions and more ground beef. Next time I make it I will add the whole can of chopped chilies too. The extra lean ground beef is so dry I actually chopped it up before I browned it. I took the knife and just cut the ground beef into small pieces. I have made chili before and the beef would always clump up.

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    Ive been making this recipe for quite some time and it is the BEST chili I have ever made! When I have to go to Wendys... I used to get a baked potato with broccoli and no cheese..they dont serve that anymore so I get a potato , plain and side salad.
    SW - 260 1/31/06
    CW - 201
    GW - 147

    Slowly but surely!

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    Bumping up for update. My son's gf works at wendy's and the burgers they use in the chilli are diced up pre-cooked burgers that were not sold. The throw them in a well and freeze at the end of the day. So it is NOT LEAN! But darn their chilie is good so I'm going to give this reicpe a try!

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    bumping up

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    Bumping up
    Live, laugh, love and be happy.

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    Current Weight: 203.5
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    Made this for dinner today - it is great! Dh and ds loved it too. Definitely a keeper!

    Karen
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    bumping up. this looks good
    GOD BLESS,
    LISA M

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    I make this all the time and it is awesome. I use 2 cans of diced tomatoes, some extra beef and lots more onions.
    Live, laugh, love and be happy.

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    Great recipe! I also make the Weight Watchers Turkey Chili. I think I got the recipe at a meeting .. it is fantastic .. i love when it starts getting cold because then I know I can make it =)

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