I won third place!

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Tonight was the 5th annual SMV Chili Cookoff. And I won 3rd place for my chili! Woo hoo! I've never won for the actual chili before. We've won every year we've competed in the "presentation" award--just because PapaC, Zteen and I team up with my SisterM and her family. We're all such hams that we go all out on presentation, leaving the chili cooking to G. He's won before, and he won first prize again tonight.

But I won my little medal, and I'm hanging it in the kitchen. And I'll have to find another recipe to try for next year!

Here's the recipe I used, courtesy of Taste of Home

Bold Bean and Pork Chili

1 pork shoulder or butt roast (4-5 pounds), trimmed and cut into 3/4 inch cubes
3 T olive oil
2 large onions, chopped
8 garlic cloves, minced
4 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1/2 to 2/3 cup chili powder (I used closer to the 1/2)
3 tablespoons dried oregano
2-3 tablespoons ground cumin (I used 3)
4-1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cayenne pepper
4 cans (15 oz each) black beans, rinsed and drained

In a Dutch oven, saute pork in oil until no longer pink; drain. Add onions; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Ad garlic,; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in the broth, tomatoes and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring several times. Skim fat; stir in beans. Simmer 30 minutes longer or until chili reaches desired thickness.

Yield: 15 servings

I thought it was yummy, and I'll definitely make it again.


Well Congrats to you and your Chili lovin' family!
How cool. I think I would like to compete in cooking although I have never done it. I would also like to take cooking classes...especially Chinese.

Hooray for you!

congrats, mamaT i wish we could have made it -- if not to eat the beans, ICK!, then at least to cheer you on. of course, those who did eat the beans were probably cheering you on anyway.

It WAS yum :) I have some of our superhero chili leftover & i think i'm gonna have some soon. Mmmmm. Chili cook-off is one of my favorite parts of the year.



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