Back in 2017 I entered the annual Chili Cook Off at work. Everything was on the line…and I walked away as the CHAMPION out of 15 different chilis… I’ve kept silent about how I was able to achieve chili excellence.. until now!
In a world of HOT…be SWEET!
You want to win the next chili cook off? The secret is to go with a sweet chili recipe. Think about it… everyone is trying to burn your tongue off with their “special” combination of hot peppers. Sweat dripping down their faces. Then they get to your booth… With a giant smile, you hand them a taste of your sweet chili, and their taste buds get the much needed respite they have been searching for!
Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself. Out of the 15 chilis, I was the only one that was sweet. The rest were going for the atomic hot. The last time you were at a chili cook off, how many sweet chilis do you remember? That’s what I thought… probably not many.
Besides this just being an incredible chili, it was like shooting fish in a barrel. The only thing I would do differently next time is make more! Towards the end, I had to give out smaller and smaller servings because voters were coming back to my booth for seconds to cool off between other chilis. More face time = more votes!
So the next time you want to own all bragging rights for the year at work, make this sweet chili.. Your secret is safe with me!
Award Winning SWEET Chili Recipe
In a world of hot..be sweet!
- 2 lbs Lean Ground Beef
- 28 Ounces Canned Kidney Beans Rinse and drain
- 28 Ounces Canned Chili Beans mild and don't rinse
- 14 Ounces Canned Tomato Sauce
- 8 tbsp Brown Sugar heaping
- 1/4 cup Ketchup
- 1/2 cup Minced Onion
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and drain off any excess fat
Add the cooked ground beef and remaining ingredients into your Crock Pot and stir to combine
Cook for 6 hours on LOW or 3 hours on HIGH
WIN your next chili cook off!