Monday, January 17, 2011

I have to submit a recipe??!!

I'm participating in a chili cook-off on the 30th.  It's a fundraiser sponsored by our church.  I've taken chili to church functions before- although my chili has been deemed by some "not suitable to be served to Lutherans".  I make my chili spicy!
I picked up the rules yesterday.  And they say that I have to submit a recipe!!  I don't use a recipe.  It is never the same twice.  But, I can give them an approximation. So, today I'm making a batch of chili and measuring what I put into it.  Of course, I'll have to specify that these are home grown, home canned tomatoes: one quart of sauce, one quart of diced tomatoes;  frozen diced hot peppers, a home-smoked dried chipotle, locally raised grass fed beef, red and black beans, onion, garlic and spices.
I have to submit at least 4 quarts of "competition chili" that will be judged on flavor, texture, consistency, spice/taste and aroma.  There will be prizes for Best Overall, Most Original, Hottest, , Best Tasting, and Best Vegetarian.  I was thinking about submitting a vegetarian chili but V wants me to add beef.  The scoring is 50% from the judges, 50% popular vote.  There will be up to 20 competitors.  As of yesterday, we were up to 16.
Wish me luck.


  1. good luck! sounds like fun! i love chili - but not too spicy. :p

  2. ohmigosh a chili RECIPE? LOL, I'm the same way, it's always good, but always a bit different. You will do fine, just make a batch and don't think too much about it, and have one of the kids watch you writing everything down :)

  3. I don't have a recipe for chili either. Kinda like my spaghetti sauce. They are never the same. Sounds like a lot of fun. I hope you win the 3 alarm spicy chilli!! lol...good luck ...debbie

  4. Good luck. It sounds pretty good from what I've read, even without a recipe..

    Thanks for your kind words the other day, it was a major confusion on my part. :)


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