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Title: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: sticksout on February 01, 2019, 12:45:30 PM
Our annual Chili Cook-off and Club Meeting will be held March 10 @ 1pm at Mustang Sally Brewing Company in Chantilly.

14140 Parke Long Ct, A-C
Chantilly, VA 20151

Come bring your best/hottest/tastiest chili and see how it stacks up against other club members'.  Chili will be voted on by attendees in several categories.  (Disclaimer: In the past this event has been peer judged, and we have needed as many as 30 to 40 samples of each chili for just the judging. If there is to be chili left over for actual consumption afterwards, I would suggest that folks plan to make a full crock pot worth of chili)

There are outlets for crock pots and warmers. Please be sure to bring a serving spoon or ladle and if a few folks could bring power strips and extension cords that would be helpful as well.

There will be at least two categories: Best Chili and Hottest Edible (you figure out the balance).

Please post up if you plan to attend, as well as if you plan to bring chili. For those bringing chili, when you arrive, please bring your crock pot to the "staging" area. It will be assigned a number, and you can write a brief description about the chili. Then the chili pot, the number and description will be set at the chili station. We assign numbers to create a blind taste test.

If you're not a chili person, you are welcome and encouraged to purchase food and/or beverages from the brewery.

Once the meeting portion of the event has concluded we commence with sampling and tasting/voting will begin. Once tasting has concluded we will invite folks back up for a bowl of chili while the votes are tallied.

If there are any other questions, please let us know.   :cheers


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Gr8Dain on February 01, 2019, 01:15:21 PM
Woot!  Can’t wait. I will see how to incorporate smoked meat to my chili.


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on February 01, 2019, 03:30:31 PM
Woot!  Can’t wait. I will see how to incorporate smoked meat to my chili.

Yummmmmmmmmmmmy!  I will be there but won't be bringing chili. 


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: dave2002ti on February 02, 2019, 05:54:15 PM
For those who need want to pick up their beans, meat, or anything they forgot   the Chantilly Wegman's is just down the street.

Lots of parking unlike the Fairfax Wegman's which is rumored to be closing soon.

Dave Apker


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: IndustrialAction on February 14, 2019, 06:08:26 PM
Count me in


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: jdavis2nd on February 15, 2019, 09:09:18 AM
Woot!  Can’t wait. I will see how to incorporate smoked meat to my chili.

Dain, I have yet to make chili for a cook-off but I have used leftover pulled pork in my chili along with some stewing beef several times and it is my favorite thing ever (no beans though).


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Gr8Dain on February 15, 2019, 09:37:13 AM
Woot!  Can’t wait. I will see how to incorporate smoked meat to my chili.

Dain, I have yet to make chili for a cook-off but I have used leftover pulled pork in my chili along with some stewing beef several times and it is my favorite thing ever (no beans though).
Yeah. I may forgo the beans and make “real chili” and use pulled pork in its place.


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: crowell33 on February 17, 2019, 03:16:37 PM
I think I'm going to try and make this.


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: sirjames186 on February 17, 2019, 06:06:53 PM
Acubides white corn chili last year was awesome. Hope he shows up to defend the title!

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Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on February 17, 2019, 08:59:27 PM
Acubides white corn chili last year was awesome. Hope he shows up to defend the title!

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Yeah it was!


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: DAMTALL on February 18, 2019, 06:14:42 PM
If we are not contributing any chili, can we bring something that might be needed?  Utensils, shredded cheese, sour cream, etc.  Thanks!


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on February 18, 2019, 08:35:37 PM
If we are not contributing any chili, can we bring something that might be needed?  Utensils, shredded cheese, sour cream, etc.  Thanks!

I can bring something as well.  Please let me know what's needed.


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Gr8Dain on February 18, 2019, 08:39:36 PM
Of course. We can always use chips, cheese, sour cream, etc. people always forget spoons and serving stuff. As for bowls and utensils, i will defer to Robyn as she may plan on bringing the stuff from the trailer. But I am not sure.


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Brahmins on February 25, 2019, 01:43:59 PM
 :cheers  In for Chili & Beers


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: PWesley on March 01, 2019, 10:34:30 AM
Darn! I'd like to be there, but I have a calendar conflict. If it frees up, I'll do my best to make it.


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Scubalitt on March 01, 2019, 01:19:14 PM
This will be my first meeting so very excited to say hello, totally newbie to the off roading so very excited.

I will bring my chili. Have a great week!


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Deacon Pat on March 04, 2019, 04:41:18 PM
Hope to make the meeting and bring some chili (if life cooperates)


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Bocephus on March 04, 2019, 08:05:09 PM
Just joined the club, hope to make it out to Mustang Sally’s and also hoping to join the Rausch Creek ride.


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: sticksout on March 05, 2019, 08:52:52 PM
Who's already gotten all their necessary ingredients???


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: dave2002ti on March 06, 2019, 07:58:25 AM
Wilson Farm Meats in Catlett has great ground  beef chili grind for chili. Right off Rt 28. Great price too.

Bring cash they dont take credit or debit cards.

Dave Apker


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: overhead on March 06, 2019, 12:29:35 PM
Man oh man I'm getting stoked. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190306/1226188b65934160d9028b7658c93f40.jpg)

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Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: sticksout on March 06, 2019, 01:05:06 PM
If anyone has any spare extension cords/surge protectors please bring them in case we need to daisy-chain some pots. Thanks


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on March 06, 2019, 01:56:32 PM
Man oh man I'm getting stoked. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190306/1226188b65934160d9028b7658c93f40.jpg)

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Nice raffle prizes!   :cheers


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on March 06, 2019, 01:57:39 PM
If anyone has any spare extension cords/surge protectors please bring them in case we need to daisy-chain some pots. Thanks

Will do!


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: overhead on March 06, 2019, 01:57:57 PM
Man oh man I'm getting stoked. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190306/1226188b65934160d9028b7658c93f40.jpg)

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Nice raffle prizes!   :cheers

why thank you! there will be a separate raffle for the rtic cooler like last year, and a few more to add on to these!

Mike is gonna pick up our trophies this week too!


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: overhead on March 06, 2019, 04:13:55 PM
Pass this out to your friends! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190306/bf219f2d3954383bf2a40583deb39047.jpg)

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Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: r3dhand on March 07, 2019, 05:08:03 AM
We should be there, with supplies if not chili.  Cornbread, anyone?

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Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on March 07, 2019, 09:01:54 AM
We should be there, with supplies if not chili.  Cornbread, anyone?

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Yes please.   :jw


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: RG12 on March 07, 2019, 09:44:00 AM
I will be going. Thanks, RG12


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: jravin on March 08, 2019, 12:12:10 AM
We will be coming. No chili though but we can bring cornbread if needed.


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on March 08, 2019, 12:27:33 AM
We will be coming. No chili though but we can bring cornbread if needed.

We can never have enough cornbread!   :tu


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Kona Damien on March 08, 2019, 05:22:52 PM
This will be my 1st club event. I look forward to meeting everyone and checking out their Jeeps. I won’t be bringing any chili, just some money for beer and food.


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: UmmnLala on March 09, 2019, 11:46:28 AM
Happy the weather forecast changed!  Look forward to meeting some fellow jeep enthusiasts tomorrow.

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Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: unleashd on March 09, 2019, 02:48:04 PM
Can I renew my club membership at the meetup tomorrow? I'll bring the forms and $$.


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: overhead on March 09, 2019, 02:57:32 PM
Can I renew my club membership at the meetup tomorrow? I'll bring the forms and $$.
Yes


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: overhead on March 09, 2019, 02:59:32 PM
I'm bringing two pots of chili.

One burbon bacon BBQ.

One that's my signature going for hottest like usual.

Just tasted the hottest. Didn't realize you could actually see new colors if you're not careful. It's kinda like plaid mixed with glitter.


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Gr8Dain on March 09, 2019, 03:00:51 PM
I'm bringing two pots of chili.

One burbon bacon BBQ.

One that's my signature going for hottest like usual.

Just tasted the hottest. Didn't realize you could actually see new colors if you're not careful. It's kinda like plaid mixed with glitter.

Don’t oversell it. I know you talk a good game, but exaggerating is not good either. I will have to “see” for myself.


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: overhead on March 09, 2019, 03:04:15 PM
I'm bringing two pots of chili.

One burbon bacon BBQ.

One that's my signature going for hottest like usual.

Just tasted the hottest. Didn't realize you could actually see new colors if you're not careful. It's kinda like plaid mixed with glitter.

Don’t oversell it. I know you talk a good game, but exaggerating is not good either. I will have to “see” for myself.

I've been good on the smack talk this year!


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: overhead on March 09, 2019, 03:23:12 PM
If you're debating bringing chili. Please do! We've got awards for hottest. Most unique. Best flavor. And more!


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: sticksout on March 09, 2019, 04:00:54 PM
I just finished my batch  :mrgreen


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: mopar31898 on March 09, 2019, 07:00:17 PM
I will not have time to make my chili, but I will stop by for some good Jeep talk and a beer. :cheers


Title: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Gr8Dain on March 09, 2019, 07:12:49 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190310/01453ea12c48936e2872acbea00b0e0e.jpg)

Mine just started cooking. Did not have time to smoke anything so I went back to last year’s recipe.


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Gr8Dain on March 10, 2019, 08:45:23 AM
Making some tweaks to the chili. Needed a little “extra” this morning.


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Nacho on March 10, 2019, 10:08:22 AM
Sorry all, I am not going to make it today.  Had something pop up last minute.
Have fun... see you all next time

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Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: sticksout on March 10, 2019, 10:48:24 AM
For those bringing chili, don't forget a serving spoon.


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Jeepin_Donnie on March 10, 2019, 08:00:18 PM
Is it possible to get a recipe from the maker of #15?


Title: Re: March Club Meeting and Chili Cook-off
Post by: Brahmins on March 12, 2019, 10:44:21 AM
 :cheers  Entry #15

4 square chili

drizzle olive oil
1 red onions, chopped
1/2 yellow onion chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
7 cloves garlic, chopped
1 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1 1/2 medium-hot chilis, seeded and diced
1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
1 pounds ground pork
1 cans (141/2 ounces each) peeled, chopped tomatoes (fire roasted)
1 jar sundried tomatoes
2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato puree
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cups chili powder
½  tablespoon ground cumin
1  teaspoon dried oregano ( Italian Seasoning)
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 bay leaves
1 ½  ounces tequila
3  ounces beer

Ingredients are all approximations.  I brown the meat in 1lb batches with chopped onion, celery and garlic. Add the jalapeno and chilis to the last batch of meat.
Mix browned meat/veggie mix with rest of ingredients into crock pot, add the rest of the ingredients stir and cook on low. The longer the better.
 
N.B.  Drain the meat after browning.