The first chili bake-off, appropriately named the “Minnesota mild” chili bake-off by Trevor, was a great success. Our intrepid judge, pictured below pondering an entry , was Scott our sometimes-available participant. A great variety of chili’s were represented with Kyle winning in the overall category and Doug pulling the honors in the restaurant-style category.
Chili entries covered the entire range of possibilities from hot and savory to suspiciously Hormel-like.
Strategies varied but heat seemed to be the key. The group will ponder what to do next year.