The holiday season is a great time of year to relax and spend time with friends, family, and coworkers. It’s a time of year filled with great food, cheer, and let’s not forget about college and NFL football.
At ms, the holiday season also means it’s time for our annual Columbus Chili Cook-off! This event celebrates the rivalry between the Ohio State University and the University of Michigan, and honors ms’ best chili cook. This year we had 16 chili recipes entered, a record for our company. From black bean vegetarian to lime and chili pepper infused, there was a chili for every taste bud. Not only that, but Buck I Guy made a surprise visit for the event!
This year’s cook-off winner was our Transportation Director, Jim Bednar. Congratulations to Jim and a big “thank you” for agreeing to share your chili recipe with us all.
Jim’s ms Award Winning Chili
2 pounds ground beef (1 lb. ground chuck and 1 lb. ground sirloin)
2 packages McCormick Original Chili Seasoning
1 – 16 ounce can Bush’s Chili Beans in mild sauce
2 – 14.5 ounce cans Del Monte diced tomatoes, green peppers, onions
1 – 14.5 ounce can Del Monte diced tomatoes
1 – 10 ounce can Ro-Tel diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 – tsp. garlic powder
1-2 tsp. red pepper (to taste) – omit if you like it a little milder
Brown and drain ground beef. Mix everything in the crock-pot. Cook on high for 2-3 hours.
- Substitute various types of beans for the beef to make it vegetarian.
- Substitute smoked brisket for ground beef and chipotle chili pepper for red pepper.