|2013 Chili Cook-Off Team Left to R1ght: John Elkin, Mary Elkin, Jeff Zurschmeide, Anne McEnerny-Ogle|
|20lbs of smoked tri tip|
We decorated the booth with red and yellow tablecloths, pin-wheels, signs to promote fire protection and pictures of firefighters in action. We hung up our Friends of Fire Station 6 sign and were ready to serve chili by 10:45am. We even posted our recipe for all to see and handed out a few hundred copies.
FRIENDS OF FIRE STATION 6
SAFER 13 CHILI
Just like its namesake, this delightful chili is made up of 13 brave and unique ingredients that blend together to complete the perfect bowl of chili.
1. 1 ½ lbs smoked beef tri tip 8. 6 oz chicken broth
2. 12 oz beef broth 9. 2 cups diced tomatoes
3. ¼ cup chilies (of your choice) 10. 2 Tbsp chili powder
4. 1 Tbsp powdered onion 11. 1 Tbsp cumin
5. 2 Tbsp crushed garlic 12. 1 Tbsp Sazon Goya
6. 1 Tbsp Buffalo Sauce 13. ¼ tsp brown sugar
7. 1/8 tsp kosher salt
Stir well with a long tail-feather from a Phoenix for at least 2.5 minutes
We started serving up chili and people kept coming back for seconds and thirds! Anne was great at letting the people know what was in the chili and why it was so special! We ran out of chili just before the voting ended.
Congratulations to all the teams that participated and made this such a fun and rewarding experience! You can see a list of winners and participants here: http://www.fireinthepark.com/Fire_In_The_Park/Headquarters.html
Thank you to the IAFF Local 452 for putting on the event for the past years! It gets better every single year and so many people are touched by the generous donations raised at the event. Thank you to the organizers and Mark Dodd, who was so helpful and made sure we had everything we needed to make this a successful event.
We will definitely be back in 2014!