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  • OmegaDog12
    Club Member
    • Aug 2016
    • 126

    Neighborhood Contest Help

    I've never entered a contest before and need some help. This is just a neighborhood contest, but me being me, I really want to win. I plan to enter the ribs and the chili comp. I have no doubt that Last Meal Blasphemy Ribs will take home the prize. The chili - I was thinking of doing Chili Verde (I know that no one is doing this). The judging is by local dignitaries - likely with no professional training. Are my chances of winning better with the traditional beef/bean chili or something different like Chili Verde? All thoughts and help will be appreciated!. For the record, I've made chili only two times before, so I have no favorite recipe
    The OmegaDog
  • Huskee
    Pit Boss
    • May 2014
    • 14667
    • central MI, USA
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    #2
    This a popular award-winning chili recipe from fellow member LifebyC : https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...sriracha-chili

    Hard to say what folks will like- will they expect the typical ground beef stewed tomato and cumin-heavy chili, or will a refreshing departure into parts unknown take home the prize? In any case I lok forward to seeing pics and the results of this!

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    • OmegaDog12
      OmegaDog12 commented
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      Huskee ...Thanks much and this is the recipe that will be entered
      The OmegaDog

    • Bob's BBQ
      Bob's BBQ commented
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      Heck yeah - I've made the siracha chili several times and people LOVE it.
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 12119
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
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      lots of probes.
      CyberQ

    #3
    You might want to consider either smoked brisket or smoked pulled beef for the meat. That will take it up a notch.

    Comment

    • Spinaker
      Moderator
      • Nov 2014
      • 10411
      • Land of Tonka
      • John "J R"
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      #4
      If I was you and I wanted to "WOW" them......smoke up a brisket cube it and then throw it in the Chili Con Carne recipe by Meathead. Everyone will be adding ground beef or pork. Stand out and throw some smoked Brizzy into the mix! You can also render down some of the trimmed fat, pour the liquid into an ice tray and put it in the fridge. I usually throw two "fat cubes' into the chili to add some more richness to the chili as well. It really makes it stick to your bones!

      This is my favorite recipe for chili. I like to throw Fritos and sour creme on the bottom of the bowl before serving, then I pour the chili over the top. It is amazing. And who doesn't love some brisket chili?

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      • HawkerXP
        HawkerXP commented
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        Fritos!

      • Spinaker
        Spinaker commented
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        Gotta do it brotha! HawkerXP
    • ofelles
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 1676
      • Brentwood CA
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      #5

      This recipe for the chili. But then I'm bias 😊
      https://amazingribs.com/tested-recip...es-chili-verde

      Comment

      • surfdog
        Club Member
        • Mar 2016
        • 909
        • Sunny SoCal
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        #6
        One of my cousins entered a chili verde into his first competition. He not only took home first for chili but first overall. He’s since won first with his chili verde again...

        I think part of it is that being of the green variety...it stands out from all of the other “brown/beef” offerings.

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