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Great Lakes Regional Chili Cook-off in Plymouth

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The 17th annual Great Lakes Regional Chili Cook-off will be held in Kellogg Park in downtown Plymouth on Sunday, Oct. 14, along with a motorcycle show, live bands, and kids activities.

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Here are the chili recipes featured on FOX 2 News Morning:

Picnic Basket Chili

1 1/2 lbs lean hamburger
1 1/2 lbs chorizo
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tbsp sugar
pinch salt
pinch pepper
pinch garlic fresh or ground
1 qt diced tomatoes
1/2 cup tomato juice
1 1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 can of 15oz chili beans
2 diced peppers
1 diced onion

Cook your meats and season with salt, pepper and garlic. After meat cooked drain. Peppers and onions can be sauteed separately or cooked with the meats. Season meat with all ingredients including 1/2 tsp red pepper. Cook and adjust spices according to your own liking. After cooked top with sour cream, shredded cheese and diced onions.


MGM Grand Detroit Tap's Short Rib Chili

Yield 10 gallons

10 rancho chili peppers - rehydrated, seeded & pureed in water
1 cup ground cumin
½ cup chili powder
2 gallon water
15 pounds short rib beef med diced
3 pounds bacon diced
10 each onions, julienne
8 each red peppers julienne
20 each garlic cloves, minced
3 each jalapenos, chopped
20 diced tomatoes fresh
4 bunches cilantro chopped
3 cup tomato paste
½ can chipotle peppers puree
8 lemons squeezed
3 pounds or 10 cans black beans
3 pounds or 10 cans pinto beans
salt, pepper, lime, pepper flakes, and water to finish

Render bacon, add onions, peppers, jalapenos, garlic and caramelize. add beef, rancho paste, cumin, oregano, and brown. add tomato paste. Mix well. Add water and simmer 1.5 hours. Add tomatoes, pepper flakes. black beans, chili beans and braise for 3 minutes or until beef is tender. Finish with, cilantro, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Add water if necessary.


E.G. Nick's Turkey Chili

2 white onions small dice - steam together
1 green pepper "
1 sml stalk celery "
2.5 pounds ground turkey (brown and drain fat)
4 sml cans diced tomatoes
1 sml can tomato sauce
1 bottle of lite beer
8oz salsa
1 sml can kidney beans
1 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp Black pepper
1/4 tsp Blackening season
1/4 tsp Granulated Garlic
1/4 tsp oregano
1/2 cup marinara sauce

Steam together onion, green pepper and celery. Add to cooked turkey meat. Add remaining ingredients, simmer until thickened.

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