Saturday, October 15, 2011

Music City Chili Cookoff Results & Recipes

Well the competition has ended, and results are in.  I did not win.  I did not place.  This didn’t surprise me.  🙂  But, I did have a LOT of fun, and got to see a lot of my bloggy friends.  I was glad to be paired up at a table with Vivek of Vivek’s Epicurean Adventures, as we had a lot of fun.  Some of my friends that stopped by include Tabitha of Life a la Mode, Mindy of I Want Your Blog, and Lannae of Lannae’s Food & Travel.

I also got to briefly talk with some of the chili eaters.  I found out there are a handful of pumpkin lover’s out there like me.  I gave out a lot of my blog business cards to tell people how to find the recipe.  So… if you’re looking for the recipes you sampled here they are!  I went with recipes I already have tried & loved, and guess what, they’re already on my blog.

For the chili, I used my Turkey Bean Pumpkin Chili.  I also kicked it up by using Star Hill Pumpkin Porter, per Nathan’s suggestion.  And I baked up two batches of the oh so easy Beer Bread, which was a BIG hit!  I had one guy offer to buy an entire loaf off me!  haha…  I’m telling you, nothing is as easy to make, and tastes better with chili than beer bread.  Oh, and I used Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale in the beer bread, even though you can’t taste the pumpkin, by golly it made me happy.

Here’s some of my instagram photos from the event.

Secret ingredients.

Vivek & I ready to compete!

My Turkey Bean Pumpkin Chili!

Lil of this, lil of that, and of course Beer Bread!

Ole Smoky Moonshine‘s Apple Pie variety.  Tastes like Apple Cider!  They were with Yazoo in the beer garden.

To everyone who cheered me on, or liked my chili & beer bread, THANK YOU!  😀

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8 Responses to “Music City Chili Cookoff Results & Recipes”

  1. 1
    Mags — October 16, 2011 @ 8:43 am

    Everything here looks amazing! And beer bread?! I need to get on this

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    Lannae — October 16, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    Awww! So much fun to see you, and to taste your pumpkin chili!

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    Mindy — October 16, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    I call shenanigans on the whole contest! I think the people were rendered deaf and confused which chili to vote for. I don’t want to be mean to anyone so I’ll just say the winning chili was ‘nice.’ Yours and Vivek’s were by far mine & Hubs favorites and not just cuz I know ya! I will use your recipe!

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    Vivek — October 17, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    Had a great time there with you and Nathan! Hopefully next year, will be our year!

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    Suzanne — October 17, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    Erin, thanks for coming out! I wish I wasn’t running around like mad so that I could actually meet you. Thanks for competing and we at TN Literacy Coalition and Community Shares hope you do this again with us next year!

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    natalie (the sweets life) — October 17, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    meh–win or not it still looks like a great time! Wish I could’ve sampled your chili 🙂

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    Katie Gosser — October 17, 2011 @ 3:12 pm

    So excited about the beer bread recipe and the chili!

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    Jen @ — October 20, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

    Sounds like a lot of fun!

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