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Best Chili Recipe? You Could Win This ...

C'mon, you know you want one. And this elegant slow cooker could be yours, just by submitting a chili recipe that we here at League Eats deem the best. This cooker is a beauty, no? ... 1.5 quarts, which is perfect for that small Sunday or Monday night get together, or even tailgating if you have a generator.

So here's how this works: E-mail your recipe to league@washingtonpost.com, and we'll cook and taste the entries here at League Eats world headquarters. The winner, as judged by us with total subjectivity, will receive the aforementioned cooker (approximate value: $20.)

Your email must contain the recipe, your name, e-mail address and day-time phone number. The subject line should say "chili recipe." Please adjust the recipe to serve no more than 4.

Your e-mail entry, which must be received by November 15, 2008, must also include the following sentences:

"I certify that this recipe is mine, and not lifted from a book or any other copyrighted material. Washingtonpost.com has my permission to reprint the recipe."

That way, all our readers can share the best chili, and you get to bask in all the glory.

We reserve the right to disqualify entries for any reason, including that the recipe fails, or that ingredients are unobtainable or prohibitively expensive.

Questions? leave a comment and we'll answer.

By Jonathan Krim  |  October 20, 2008; 8:10 PM ET  | Category:  Food Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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I am so so so in. But let me say to use the word recipe is flawed with chili. Chili is not cooked as a science, it is made from the gut and soul. There are no measuring cups, only a man, his wood spoon, his pallet and his pot (or crock pot).

Posted by: Alex35332 | October 27, 2008 8:58 AM

Why don't you have a follow up and do a chili cookoff or something? DC needs more local chili cookoffs.

Posted by: Alex35332 | October 27, 2008 9:38 AM

Any chili recipe that is adjusted "to serve no more than 4" will have to be a relatively simple recipe; you can't say take a quarter of a cup of green pepper diced, or a 16th of a teaspoon of paprika; that's not realistic. Consequently, it's not unlikely that many recipes will be similar, or a similar recipe can be found in several on-line or hardcover cookbooks; a larger portion would allow the more creative use of more ingredients.

XMinusOne@gmail.com

Posted by: XMinusOne@gmail.com | October 28, 2008 7:30 PM

Alex, great idea on the DC Area cookoff. We'll see if we can make that happen in early 09. And XMinus One: I hear you, and we won't disqualify you if it serves a couple of more. But if a couple of hundred people submit recipes that require us to buy meat for 16 each, well, you see the problem.

Posted by: Jonathan Krim | October 29, 2008 7:46 AM

X-1,
I had difficulty moving my recipe down, I had to get my girlfriend who is a dropout chef to look over it and make sure I had moved the numbers down proportionally correctly. Because the tablespoon to teaspoon thing I am bad at. I ended up saying, I think, a dash of paprika and stuff like that.

Love chili cook-off, I have always wanted to compete in one, not that I think I would win but I would try my best.

Now I could have stolen a recipe from my girls father who has competed for decades in Houston and won all sorts of awards with his BBQ Brisket Chili. But I am proud of my own methodology, which is not a texas style chili but a East Coast style chili.

Posted by: Alex35332 | October 29, 2008 10:50 AM

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