Friday, September 10, 2010

2010 Life Group Chili Cookoff

Tara and I had to wait one whole year before we could re-enter the Life Group Chili Cookoff.  Somehow we found a way to burn our chili entry last year and the judges gave it the name "Chipolte Chili".  This year was going to be different!  We did our research...we bought a new chili pot...we purchased the finest ingredients...and we took our time cooking the chili.  This year we named our chili "As Good As It Gets"!  ...and guess what...we WON - Best in Show!!! 
Best in Show Trophy!!!  We plan on placing it on our mantel...well, if we had one of course!
Tara and I receiving the "Best In Show" Trophy! 
Past champions for the last two years, Brian & Sue, receiving the "Beef and Bean" Trophy!
Shay & Jeremy receiving the "Finding Nemo" Trophy!
Amy receiving the "Dear Diary" Trophy!
Sarah & Jim receiving the "Sensationally Sweet" Trophy!
Meet the judges Rick & Laura.  They had a very difficult time deciding how to award this year's trophies with so many delicious chili recipes!
 So you ask what does it take to win a chili cookoff???

"As Good As It Gets" - Best in Show

Well actually this is what it takes:

2lbs. ground beef
1 chopped onion
add into frying pan and brown

1 can beef broth
3 cans tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
3 cans chili beans
add ground beef and onion

cook for 30 minutes

3 tbs. Chili Powder
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tbs. Ground Cumin
1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
3 cubes Chicken Granules
3 tbs. Brown Sugar

cook for 1 hour

2 tbs. Chili Powder
1 tsp. Paprika
1/2 tbs. Ground Cumin
3 tbs. brown sugar

simmer for 30 minutes 

garnish with Fritos, Cheddar Cheese, Chop Onions, & Sour Cream!



  1. Keith- this is so great- I love it!! We had a great time and of course lots of full bellies with all the yummy chili! Looking forward to the 4th annual next year to see if the new reigning champions can keep the streak alive!

  2. the competition was tough this year's winner will have to be something really unique!!! lol ...good times!