Last Friday, I won the 5th Annual Celebrity Chili Cook-Off, hosted by the Denver Press Club, and benefitting the Women's Bean Project. It was a sweet and spicy victory for a guy who's been making red chili for a dozen years with little recognition.
You can read about my adventure, along with my recipe for Medical Chilijuana, here.
Don't cry bitter tears if you chili has never won a cook-off, though. Tears don't taste good mixed with peppers anyway.
Instead, post or send your recipes or your tales of chili mayhem to café@westword.com).
The person who sends in the best story or recipe will win a coveted DINR deck. These packs of 52 cards offer $10 discounts at local independent restaurants and are a $50 value. Want to buy one? Head to the Tattered Cover or www.eatdenver.com.
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In the meantime, check out this great recipe (linked) from reader Brian Green, who also uses chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in his Chili for Pets.