23 September 2009

Chili Time


It's Chili Cookoff time at the Halawa Ward here in Hawaii! Last year I whined and whined until we held the First Annual Chili Cookoff. Well it was a smashing hit so we are doing it again. Also, I won! Read about it here! So it's time to defend the title. Now as I've been looking around for a good recipe I discovered that real chili (according to Texas rules) has no beans, tomatoes or onions. So I found a recipe and made it and it was kind of glorified sloppy joe topping except not as sweet. It had a good bold flavor but I missed the texture. So I decided to see what my friend Bobby Flay has to say about Chili. I tried his Black Bean Chili. There was a snag when one of his big ingredients was beer. Thank heaven's for O'Douls! Anyway, it was much better than the Texas chili I tried out. I've got about 4 or 5 more recipes I want to try out. Either way, on Oct 23rd it's going to be a delicious night to remember!

6 comments:

Maker said...

Chili is good.


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Chapman Family said...

you finally won? You big whiner.

Chapman Family said...

:)

Maker said...

New post requested.


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Swint said...

Who did you pay off last year? Like you could win a fair Chili cook-off fight. Puleez.

J.R. said...

I wish you guys would grow up and admit that I'm a a true chili champ. Gonna defend the title this year for sure. A hint: Oregano goes a long way in chili.