Adventures of a Modern Day, Middle-Aged Hero, on the Glory Road(to family security)


Standing on the shoulders of giants...

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. 


  1. Wow! Congratulations... and sounds so tasty. Makes me crave for some delicious meal now. lol

  2. Yes, very good!

    Oh, and that seems similar to how I make chili (your revision), save the bacon. I'mma gonna have to... maybe try that. I should read her site a bit more closely, it seems, too.