Chili Cookoff

We had a chili cook off this July 4th weekend at the RV park. People started showing up on Wednesday. We met some great people from all over. New Mexico, California, and of course Texas. This was an official CASI cook off (official chili group) so cooks receive points to be able to go to the World Famous Terlingua cook off in the Fall. We both were asked to be judges. It was so much fun!!

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The cook off benefited the Marathon Volunteer Fire Dept.

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Some of the locals just showed up to cook steaks, ribs, and more. It was great food!!
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Here is some of the ladies cooking their chili.
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Silent auction in the courtyard. Our bid won 3 of the items.
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The first place trophy.
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A very nice couple we got to know from San Angelo. They even gave us some chili before they left.
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Cooks turning in their chili.
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This is one of the many judges tables preparing to judge the chili.

You judge the chili on Aroma, Consistency, Red Color, Taste, and Aftertaste.

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Judges give the chili a score from 1-10
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Judge Laurie
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Getting Ready to taste
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Love the Hat!!
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Plenty of cheese, water, chips, and of course beer.

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Even the law was here
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It wasn’t only chili, they had salsa and bean competition.  Here is one of the salsa winners.
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Another winner.
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The Winner…. from Odessa

 

 

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