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Annual Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013

Did You Know? - Chili con carne (chili with meat), more commonly known simply as chili, is a spicy stew containing chili peppers, meat (usually beef), tomatoes and often beans. Other seasonings may include garlic, onions, and cumin. Variations, both geographic and personal, may involve different types of meat as well as a variety of other ingredients. The variant recipes provoke disputes among aficionados, some of whom insist that the word "chili" only applies to the basic dish. Chili is a frequent dish for cook-offs. It is also used as an ingredient in a number of other dishes.

In Spanish, the "chili" refers to a chile pepper and "carne" means meat.

The recipe used by American frontier settlers consisted of dried beef, suet, dried chili peppers and salt, which were pounded together, formed into bricks and left to dry, which could then be boiled in pots on the trail.

The San Antonio Chili Stand, in operation at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, helped people from other parts of the country taste and appreciate chili. San Antonio was a significant tourist destination and helped Texas-style chili con carne spread throughout the South and West. Chili con carne is the official dish of the U.S. state of Texas as designated by the House Concurrent Resolution Number 18 of the 65th Texas Legislature during its regular session in 1977.

 

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
Food everywhere (Courtesy Of Hans)

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
The fire extinguisher was nearby

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
Everyone tries everything... Even the "Ghost Chilies"

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
"Just one more little pepper ought to do it"

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
NOTE: Spoons are stainless steel!

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
Corn bread to cool things off

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
Salads were amazing...

Sally Saved Our Table

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
Sue awaits arrival of Hans, Kerstin, and Bob

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
Our view looking backwards ... Hamburger fixins

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
But first... Does he have the winning ticket???

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
Hans gets assistance with the big numbers.... Sally is on a mission

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
"I won a small piece of paper!"

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
Dessert was available but after four bowls of chili and a hamburger.... No Way!

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
Kerstin caught the giggles again

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
New friends

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
"Chili? Not for me!"

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
The food has disappeared

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
Awaiting the next dance

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013
Wine cools the burn

Newport Harbor Elks Chili Cook Off 6/2/2013