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Guest Blog: Host a Chili Cookoff

Published on 23rd May 2018

Summer evenings call for casual gatherings, and a low-fuss chili cook-off is easy to host. You supply the drinks and chili toppings, friends and family show off their mad culinary skills, and everyone participates in the sampling and judging.  

Chili dishes vary wildly, from fiery Tex-Mex to savory Cincinnati-style, with beans that can be white, black, or red. Most chilis are tomato-based, but green chili dishes often feature tomatillos as the star ingredient. Be sure that a few chili offerings are meatless, to feed the vegetarians in the crowd.  

Hosting essentials: