2015 Church Chili Cook Off

Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by rgautheir20420, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. So our church is having a chili cook off this year, and I thought I'd enter and give it a try. I've never really had that "go to" chili recipe nor have I ever tried making food in any sort of cook off. But, I figure it'll be fun. I'm using Tommy's World Class Chili as a base from this thread.


    Doing a couple things different. I'm using 3# of my PP from last Sunday, 3# of my homemade bacon, and 6# of top sirloin that will be smoked to an IT of 140 and slow as possible (but within 4 hours). It'll then be cubed and browned a bit in the bacon grease before all the rest of the ingredients are thrown in a simmered. Also, I roughed chopped all of the peppers and onions yesterday and cold smoked them for 6 hours with the AMNPS and pittmaster dust. 

    Had the smoker going, so I threw in 6 blocks of simple cheese (cheddar, pepperjack, and colby). A couple photos.

  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    rg Good luck have fun
  3. It should be good! Let us know how it turns out.

    Happy smoken.

  4. Well the chili was made last night. The wife was pretty tired and sleeping with our new born, so was watching my 2 year old at the same time cooking so the only picture I got was off 3 lbs of chopped and crisp bacon....that's a lot of bacon! I simmered it until 11 pm and then let it cool overnight and put it away in the fridge this morning. I actually added a tsp of homemade habanero dust another member of SMF had made and was kind enough to send me. 

    The chili is amazing and has a nice warming spice. It barely fit in my pot. I'll be sure to get more photos of the event and plated chili tomorrow.

  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nothing wrong with a picture of a pile of bacon! Good luck with the competition!
  6. You are indeed correct DS. I couldn't help myself but to snack on it a bit too [​IMG]

    Thanks for the support. I'm looking forward to it.

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