Friendsgiving Chili Cookoff

Who’s up for a little
F r I e N d L y  C o M p E t I t I o N   ?!
What if I said it involves FOOOOOOOD?!
I don’t know about you, but if yummy in my tummy is part of the equation, my answer is always YES!

Make the competition OFFICIAL with these
Printable Chili Cookoff Score Sheets
from !

First things first – Get Organized!
Every pot of chili is identified by a post-it note with a number.

Each player is given a scorecard and small cups to sample the chili.
Players use their scorecard to award points to each sample as they try it.
Hey – no peeking!! 😉

When each player has sampled each chili,
everyone tallies up their cards…
Oh the suspense!!

The kiddos can play along too, or they can just chow down while the adults duke it out!
Oooooor maybe there is a Cookieoff or a Cakeoff afterwards that requires their judgement?!

After all cards and numbers are tallied,
a winner is crowned!
And what is winning if there is no prize, am I right?!
The first place recipe receives a wooden spoon engraved to commemorate the victory!

2016 Friendsgiving Chili Cookoff Winning Recipe:
Sweet-n-Spicy Chili

2 T vegetable oil
2 onions, chopped
1 T minced garlic
1 lb ground beef
1 lb hot sausage
1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes with juice
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle of dark beer
1 cup strong brewed coffee
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
1 (14 ounce) can beef broth
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 1/2 T chili powder
1 T cumin seeds
1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cayenne pepper (or 1/2 for kiddos)
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp salt
2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained
2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans

1. Heat oil in large stockpot over medium heat. Cook onions, garlic, and ground beef/sausage in oil for 10 minutes, or until the meat is well browned and the onions are tender.
2. Mix in the diced tomatoes with juice, dark beer, coffee, tomato paste, and beef broth. Season with brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, cocoa powder, oregano, cayenne pepper, coriander, and salt. Stir in all 4 cans of beans. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 2 hours.