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Old 01-05-2009, 04:57 PM   #1
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Chili Cookoff - Into the Breach one more time.

The University has decided to enter our local chili cookoff. We did this 2 years ago with my chili and won. I may have to think of some way to modify my recipe. I hate to enter the same chili again.
I'm thinking of maybe going tex-mex. Basically keeping the recipe the same, getting some smoked meat to go with the sirloin and adding masa....

I will be making 8 to 10 gallons this time. It all has to be cooked on site unless you have a commercial kitchen.

Last time we made 7 gallons and ran out. It's served in those little plastic condiment cups... dat's a lot of servings.....

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Old 01-05-2009, 08:39 PM   #2
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Don't know how I missed this, Jeff G.
It sounds like fun.
Very best luck. Let us know how you all do.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:40 PM   #3
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Awesome!!!!
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:44 PM   #4
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I think smoked meat would be a great addition. I know what you mean, you want to keep your edge and change up your recipe from year to year. It is always a risk as it may not be as popular as the recipe that one, but I think that is part of the excitement and thrill. Then again, since you won everybody will be aiming at that recipe to try and beat you this time around so a different recipe would trip em up.
Either way, good luck to you sounds fun!!!
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:56 AM   #5
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Personally, I'm a big fan of smoked meats, so your changes look great to me! When is the cookoff? My husband travels a lot for work and if he's in the area I bet he'd love to show up.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:37 PM   #6
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Personally, I'm a big fan of smoked meats, so your changes look great to me! When is the cookoff? My husband travels a lot for work and if he's in the area I bet he'd love to show up.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:23 PM   #7
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Is white chili allowed? I LOVE white chicken chili!

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Old 01-07-2009, 09:07 AM   #8
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Is white chili allowed? I LOVE white chicken chili!

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Yes.. but honestly to me..
If it's white.... it ain't chili.....
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:54 AM   #9
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Good luck Jeff. I have been mulling over my recipe for the upcoming office chili cookoff.

I have to keep rethinking it to keep it in the doable on a weenight realm.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:25 AM   #10
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Yes.. but honestly to me..
If it's white.... it ain't chili.....
I hear you, Jeff.

Like me: if it doesn't rhyme, it ain't poetry.

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