Enjoy this fun teambuilding event. Improve morale and build teamwork. Plan your own chili-cook off for your team.
The International Chili Society (ICS) organizes chili cook-offs as fundraiser. Its annual cook-offs are on a grand scale, with regional qualifying events that attract tens of thousands of participants and a "World Championship" cook-off held in October. The ICS has raised millions of dollars for charity.,while still awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars to winners. Look at this site for potential ideas to develop your own teambuilding chili off event. Find award winning chli recipes here too( Look under Cooks' Corner):
International Chili Society
This is my favorite : Cincinnati Chili, serve on top of sphaghetti with shreddeed cheese, kidney beans, and oyster crackers.
4 cups of water
2 lbs of hamburger
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Cumin
1-2 large onion diced
2 Tbsp. Chili powder
1 tsp. Pepper
½ tsp. Dry red pepper
1 Tbsp. Garlic salt
1 and ½ tsp. Allspice
1 6 oz. Can tmato paste
1 and ½ Tbsp. Vinegar
Crumble raw hamburg in pot of water.
Add all ingredigents, stir.
Bring to boil then simer on loqw for 2-3 hours.
Next time you in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA: Check out a Skyline Chili parlor at see how the Pro make it and serve it.
Cinncinati Chili makes top ten list. Bon Aappetit March 2009, magazine listed the top ten best places to get chili from coast to coast in the USA. The magazine pick include Camp Washington Chili, 3005 Colerain Ave., Cinncinnati, Ohio, USA.
Pumpkin Turkey Chili
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound ground turkey
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 cups pumpkin puree
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 dash salt
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1.Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and saute the onion, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and garlic until tender. Stir in the turkey, and cook until evenly brown. Drain, and mix in tomatoes and pumpkin. Season with chili powder, pepper, and salt. Reduce heat to low,
Chili Cook Off 2011 San Miguel de Allende.
This group will help you plan your Chili cook-off. Contact them for advice :
2 lbs of ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
8 oz tomatoe paste
8 oz tomatoe sauce
Water 4 cups
2 tsp cumin seed
1 small can stewed tomatoes, drain and cut up
1 can of kidny beans
salt and pepper to taste
Brown ground beef, add onion and garlic in pot
Drain grease, and the above items
Simmer for 2- 3 hours
Here is another great site for you to find help for your own chili-cook off.
Chili. Chili con carne. Texas Red. Whatever you call that savory concoction of meat, grease, and fire, it is without a doubt the natural child of the arguing state of mind. There’s no standard recipe — only curiosity and debate — and almost anyone’s first thought after a taste of somebody else’s version, no matter how much it pleases the throat, is that they could do it better.
But to truly appreciate chili, one has to do more than taste it. You have to experience first-hand what it’s like to earn each ingredient; to have to stare deep into its restless, lonely heart.
You and your team now have the opportunity to participate in this great debate. See your fiery delight through from start to finish, beginning with trading and bartering for ingredients, both at the General Store and with other teams. After creating the best darn chili ever, you design a marketing campaign to promote your culinary marvel, complete with an artistic sales pitch and commercial jingle. Judges score the chili, holding up hilarious signs like “that’s going to hurt tomorrow,” “don’t quit your day job,” and “hasta la vista!” Negotiation and teambuilding skills are essential to success in this fun and engaging program.
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