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Recent Chili Contest Posts

Roasted poblano beanless chili

By: Holly Schmaling Servings: 6 – 8 Ingredients: 3 lb. ground beef (grass-fed, of course) 2 c. diced onion 2 tbs crushed garlic 2+ tbs EVOO or beef lard 2 large poblano chilies 3 tbs cumin 4 tbs chili powder 2 tbs puréed chipotle chilies in adobo 2 cans diced tomatoes with juice 1/2 c.… Continue Reading

Black Canyon Chili

By: Regina Onorato Servings: Approx. 8 Ingredients: 3-3.5 lb. chuck roast, cubed small 4 large shallots, sliced 5 cloves of garlic, minced 1.5-2 cups duck stock 2 large cans of whole peeled tomatoes 4-5 tbsp. Black Canyon Chili Powder (chiles, cocoa powder, garlic, toasted onion, cinnamon, oregano) Salt to taste Instructions: 1. Sauté the shallots… Continue Reading


Jerk Chicken Chili with Fresh Mango Salsa

By: Crystal Schmidt Servings: 6 Ingredients: 4oz bacon, ground or finely chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped 2 large jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped 2 stalk of celery, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, grated or finely minced 3 Tbs chili powder 1 Tbs ground cumin 1 tsp jerk seasoning… Continue Reading


Chicken Enchilada Sweet Potato Chili

By: Erin Fitz Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 yellow bell peppers, seeded and diced 2 red bell peppers, seeded and diced 2 medium yellow onions, diced 2 cups cooked diced chicken 1 (28 ounce) can organic fire-roasted crushed tomatoes (or homemade equivalent) 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced… Continue Reading

20-Minute Spicy Paleo Chili

By: Rhonda Jones Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1 pack of organic / grass-fed beef 16 ounces store-made hot salsa I packet gluten-free chili seasoning 1 jar tomato sauce Frank’s Redhot Sauce (optional) Instructions: Brown package of ground beef in iron skillet. Add seasoning packet after meat is finished cooking. Add one cup water. Stir 16 ounces… Continue Reading

Butternut Chili

By: Annie McMahill Servings: 8-12 Ingredients: 1 lb sirloin steak, cut into bite-sized cubes 1 pound ground beef 1 pound pork sausage 1/2 butternut squash, peeled and chopped 5 carrots, peeled and sliced 2 sm onions, chopped 2 sweet red peppers, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes 2 14.5-ounce cans diced… Continue Reading


trimammalian chili

By: Parker Servings: 5-6 meal sized servings Ingredients: 1/2 pound uncured organic bacon 1 pound ground lamb 1 pound lean ground sirloin 4 bell peppers(I like two red and two orange) 1 sweet yellow onion 3 sweet potatoes 16 ounces tomato sauce 16 ounces fire roasted tomatoes 3-6 jalapenos(depending on how spicy you want it[none… Continue Reading

Pumpkin Chili

By: Brad Carmichael Servings: 10-12 Ingredients: 3 Pounds Ground Pork 2 Pounds Ground Beef 1 Can Full Fat Coconut milk (400ml) 1 Can Libby’s Pumpkin (29oz) 2 Tbsp Salt 1 Tbsp Ground Cayenne Pepper 1 Tbsp Ground Chipotle Chile Seasoning 2 Tbsp Garlic Powder 1 Tbsp Cumin 1/2 Tbsp Black pepper Instructions: 1. Cook both… Continue Reading

Birria-Style Lengua

By: J.T. Servings: 6-8 Ingredients: 2 beef tongues, rinsed, trimmed 3 bay leaves 1 star anise 1/2 cinnamon stick 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 1/2 tsp salt 4-6 Ancho, Poblano, or New Mexico dried chiles, seeded and stemmed 1-2 onions, quartered Tomatoes and/or tomatillos as desired Water or beef stock to cover (bone broth would… Continue Reading

chili with heart

By: John Reed Servings: 10-15 cups but start small Ingredients: 1-2 lb steak, cubed 2 lg (bigger than 12oz) cans of tomatoes diced or crushed or 3-4 whole tomatoes hand crushed 1 can Ro*tel hot or original depending on tastes 1 lg onion diced red or white or yellow 1 handful of fresh mushrooms or… Continue Reading