At work today, we were having our 2nd Annual Chili Cookoff. Last year, I had training on the day of the competition, so I wasn't able to participate. This year, I was able to compete, and like they say, if you ain't cheating you ain't trying.
In this case, cheating involved using a recipe from Brigid's website, her Range Chili.
It's not really cheating I guess...I still had to do all the cooking, and I modified the recipe a bit: leaving out the onions, using 2 cans of black beans and two cans of kidney beans instead of 4 cans of kidney beans, and dicing up three chipotle peppers in adobo sauce to add a bit more heat.
What most likely won it for me is the shear amount of meat in this chili...6 pounds of meat don't leave room for a lot of beans in a crock pot...and bacon makes everything better.