How do I vote for chili cook off?

Who started chili cook offs?

The 1952 cook-off was the brainchild of Joe E. Cooper as a way to advertise his new book With or Without Beans. The contest was a success with 55 contestants trying for the first prize.

What makes a good competition chili?

Competition guidelines are rigid: The chili presented for judging must be made with some kind of meat (beef, pork, chicken, sausage — it could even be a firm fish), sauce and spices. No beans.

What kind of cook offs are there?

You may hear the words “cook off” and think “chili” but there are a whole range of foods that could inspire strong competition.

Here are some ideas to host your own throw-down:

  • Chicken Wings.
  • Burgers.
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs.
  • Macaroni & Cheese.
  • Meatloaf.
  • Burritos.
  • BBQ Ribs.
  • Lasagna.

How much does it cost to enter a chili cook-off?

The entry fee will be $25.00 per chili entered. Contestants may enter more than one batch of chili, and may enter as a team or individually.

How much does it cost to get into the chili cook-off?

Bring your A Game in the celebrity-judged Chili Cook-Off with sweet prizes. Your $20 entry fee (plus processing costs) goes towards the cash prizes for #1 and #2 winners. Entry is limited to 20 chili combatants.

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