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  •  I was in a chili cookoff once =) (3+ / 0-)
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    ColoTim, DerAmi, viral

    The first batch I made turned out so well that DH and his friend Donny ate the whole pot :( The second one wasn't quite as good and came in fourth :(  Out of 10.

    The chilis were on a table and numbered. The judges entered after they were all set up. I don't remember what was used for palate cleansing, but the yogurt and cucumber sounds perfect, also arranging them in order of heat, if possible.

    I'm embarrassed to admit that I use Wick's, omit the red pepper and salt, add more cumin and chopped green chili (canned or 505), ground turkey instead of beef, chopped onions, kidney or black beans, a can of no-salt diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and do add beer once in a while instead of water. Also Mexican oregano and Penzey's Florida seasoned pepper. This wasn't the cookoff recipe. I actually made that from scratch, but I was a newlywed and didn't have kids. Had time, then, to measure and fiddle and taste repeatedly. Now I dump ingredients in the pot and that's it. I usually make it on Sundays and it cooks for at least 4 hours.

    "I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." -Susan B. Anthony

    by BadKitties on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 08:14:48 AM PST

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