Home ยป 5th Annual Chili Contest Round-Up and Winners Announced!

5th Annual Chili Contest Round-Up and Winners Announced!

Another year, another chili contest. Tons of great recipes, but there can only be one winner…and one runner up!

chili contest

Entry #1: Texas-Style Chili — Super spicy, hearty, and perfect for meat lovers!

Texas-Style Chili 1 small

Entry #2: Jamaican Jerk Chili — A labor of love, this chili is jam packed with sweet and heat. The mango salsa is the perfect finish!

Jamaican Jerk Chili 3 small

Entry #3: Vegetarian Quinoa Chili — Simple ingredients with big flavor.

Vegetarian Quinoa Chili 4 small

Entry #4: Southwest Chicken Chili — Traditional flavors with chicken and a slightly creamy finish.

Southwest Chicken Chili 4

Entry #5: Chili Con Carne y Frijoles — Chunks of beef with lots of beans and heat!

Chili Con Carne y Frijoles 1

Entry #6: Mexican Quinoa Chili — A thick chicken chili with quinoa…all cooked in the crock pot.

Mexican Quinoa Chili 2

Entry #7: Katie’s Chili — Slightly smokey and sweet this perfectly balanced chili has it all.

Katies Chili 3

Entry #8: Chili Mac — Meaty and rich, this Cincinnati-style chili is best served over pasta.

Chili Mac 4

Thank you to all contest entries for sharing these fabulous recipes. Choosing a winner was not easy!

That said, Katie’s Chili takes FIRST PLACE and the Jamaican Jerk Chili is RUNNER UP! The first place entry wins a $100 Visa gift card and the runner up, a $50 Visa gift card. I’ll be in touch, winners!

Thanks again and enjoy!

Be well,


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  1. Kenna
    December 3, 2014 / 10:23 am

    I have made the Jamaican Jerk Chili twice and think it is amazing! I will have to try Katie’s Chili if you think it is better!

  2. Cookin Canuck
    December 3, 2014 / 10:30 am

    We are a chili-loving family and I love to change things up whenever I make a pot of chili. I am bookmarking this so I can go through these recipes one by one. Great list!

  3. Dietitian Jess
    December 3, 2014 / 11:24 am

    Yum! This is inspiring me to go make some chili! Congrats to the winners, can’t wait to try some of these recipes!

  4. Anetta @ The Wanderlust Kitchen
    December 3, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    What a fun idea!! I can’t believe you’ve done this 5 times now. Not sick of chili, are you? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Michelle @ The Complete Savorist
    December 3, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    Fantastic chili contest round-up. Chili is simple to make and easy to mix up! I love each of these. Thank you.

  6. Biz
    December 8, 2014 / 5:45 pm

    Congrats to the winners – I made Katie’s chili and it was amazeballs!

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