Chili Cook-Off

Chili Cook-Off

On Sunday, March 6th we had a chili cook-off and potluck lunch directly after church. 13 people brought their ‘A’ game and made a delicious crockpot of chili. This was a great opportunity to get to know people, enjoy some chili, and celebrate all the volunteers who serve relentlessly here at Turningpoint and beyond.

A restaurant gift card was awarded to the winner of each category:

  1. All-Around Best: Bruce McGuire
  2. Most Original: Lisa Kennedy
  3. Kid-Approved: Meshelle Hicks

Check out the recipes below to make a winning chili recipe yourself!

Bruce McGuire’s Winning Chili

Voted All-Around Best

Ingredients

2 lbs ground beef
2 packs of Chili-o mix
Spaghetti noodles
1 large, tall can of tomato juice
Beans of your choice
1 large onion
1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Brown ground beef and onion, then drain the resulting grease.
  2. Add 2 packets of Chili-o mix and 1 cup of water to the meat/onion combination.
  3. Put the mixture into a large pot and bring to a boil.
  4. Add pasta and lower heat to a simmer until the pasta is done.

Lisa Kennedy’s Buffalo Chicken Chili

Voted Most Original

Ingredients

1 pound of ground chicken (I “de-boned” a large rotisserie chicken form Kroger and shredded the white meat instead)
1 can white navy beans, drained and rinsed
14.5 oz can hot chili tomatoes, drained
4 cups chicken broth
1/4 – 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce (start with 1/4 cup and add more at end if needed)
1 package ranch dressing mix
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
1/4 teaspoon salt
8oz cream cheese
Blue cheese crumbles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Brown ground chicken until fully cooked and place in crockpot (or brown ahead of time and store in fridge until ready to assemble) (I plopped the de-boned chicken in the bottom and poured the juice from the chicken on top to add some extra flavor).
  2. Add remaining ingredients (except for cream cheese and blue cheese) and stir to combine.
  3. Add block of cream cheese on the top and cover.
  4. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  5. Stir to incorporate cream cheese and add additional wing sauce as desired.
  6. Top individual bowls with blue cheese crumbles if desired.

Meshelle Hicks’ Under the Sea Chili

Voted Kid-Approved

Ingredients

2 lbs ground chuck
1 cup chopped Vidalia onion
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 can Busch’s mild chili beans
1 can dark red kidney beans, drained
2 cans crushed tomatoes
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 pkg McCormick mild chili seasoning
1 cup water
2 cups uncooked pasta shells
1 package of Goldfish crackers

Instructions

  1. Brown beef and onion together, then drain the resulting grease.
  2. Season and add the remaining ingrdients (except the pasta shells).
  3. Cook for 30 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Cook pasta, drain, & add.
  5. Top with Goldfish crackers!
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