To my loyal readers,
Now is the time to come to the assistance of your Ranting Chef. For the last 11 January’s, I have hosted a chili cook-off. We typically have between 8 and 15 chilis and every attendee votes on each chili. Therefore, the winning chili is always one built for mass appeal and not to the refined tastes of professional chili judges.
I hate to admit that I have only won my own cook-off once. My favorite chili is one without beans and is hot enough to peel the paint off the walls. Because of this, I get some good comments but people want their beans and not to have a mouth on fire. The one year I won, I tried to make chili that was very middle of the road and without any unusual tastes or textures.
Here is where I need your help. If you make the best chili in the world, send me your recipe at email@example.com. I am looking for either a great universal chili (cook off winner style), or a hot Texas Red (one after my own heart style) with no beans. Over the next several months, I will make a few of them and if I make yours, I’ll give you full credit in my write-up. So send them on in and let’s see what you’ve got!
The Ranting Chef