Chili. One of the most popular ‘comfort foods’ in the United States it’s a huge crowd pleaser no matter where you go or whatever the occasion. A meal in itself, with a cold bottle of beer at the ready Chili might just be the perfect food.
Of course the for every person that loves chili there’s a different opinion about exactly who’s chili is the best and, maybe more importantly, the hottest. The debate can certainly get very fiery at times because, especially among food bloggers, everyone believes that their Chili is the best brings the most heat.
Not only that but, just to make things even more difficult, there are literally hundreds of chili cook-offs held every year around the country making it extremely difficult to say who’s recipe is the very best.
Deep in the heart of Texas that argument is about to get scorching hot too. Savour Texas: The Dad’s Chili Mix Throwdown is bringing together 4 of the top Food Bloggers in Texas for a red-hot chili cook-off that’s sure to be the talk of the town for ages to come. The difference with this chili cook-off? All 4 bloggers will be using a pre-made mix called Dad’s Chili mix, a product sold on the excellent website Ladles to Linens, and the sky’s the limit on what they can create with it.
They all have their different take on one of America’s favorite foods too and, even though they’re all comrades in arms, when it comes to chili things can get (pardon the pun) a little heated.
There’s Jen from Juanita’s Cocina. Jen believes that food is life (and vice versa) and her eclectic blog site even looks like a big bowl of the stuff (after everyone has dug in and had their fill). Look for Jen to bring a chili concoction that looks good.
Over at The Unorthodox Epicure Adam is sure to do something a little zany with Dad’s Chili (and be proud of it too). His recipe is sure to be different just for the sake of being different. Maybe a cold chili similar to gazpacho. Call it Chilpacho.
Christine from Texana’s Kitchen grew up around southern cooking at her Granny’s side and is sure to bring her adoration of food to bear on Dad’s Chili mix, as well as some homespun meanderings because, well, she does love to talk.
Finally there’s Jason from Griffin’ s Grub who appears to have an odd fascination with hotdogs but is sure to bring something special to the chili mix. He’s a fan of the Green Egg BBQ but, as chili isn’t exactly something you make on a grill, should have his work cut out for him to bring a little diversity to Dad’s Chili.
No matter which of these fine Foodies you favor they’re all sure to bring their Chili game face to the throwdown. So come on down, meet the guys and gals who cook better than you and like to brag about it, and get your mouth around some of the best Chili this side of Tijuana. It’s Savour Texas: The Dad’s Chili Mix Throwdown sponsored by Dad’s Chili Mix and Ladles to Linens.
If you love Chili, and you love to listen to wannabe chef’s talk about it till they’re red, white and blue in the face, you won’t want to miss it!
VOTE for your favorite recipe. Visit each of the competitors blog posts and choose the recipe that sounds best to you and will most likely try. Don’t forget to enter to win the Nordic Ware Dutch Oven Giveaway.