The RWT Chili Cookoff – The Roundup! January 6, 2008

A new year means a new round-up of recipes! Thanks to everyone who took part in the RWT Chili Cookoff! Despite the hectic holiday season, we had quite a few entries. Despite the hardcore chili purists who insisted that chili = meat, there were also a number of vegetarian options. Way to go, folks! The details on how you can help pick a winner are at the end of this post.

Let’s start the show:


Sarah from North Carolina, who blogs at Sweets by Sarah, gets us started with lots of enthusiasm for chili…and a hearty bowl of her delicious-looking Wheat Berry Chili.


Taking part in his second challenge here at RWT is Adam, who blogs from Alabama’s BedHeadBlog. He puts a spin on a traditional meat chili with his yummy Bratwurst Chili – nice sour cream dollop there!


Lisa from Lisa’s Kitchen takes the chill of her Canadian winter with another vegetarian chili, Black Bean Chili with Toasted Spices.


Dhivya from California’s Culinary Bazaar shows us a really interesting twist on chili: a Chili Lima Beans Curry.


Showing us that "almost" doesn’t count in just horseshoes and hand grenades, Cris from Brazil’s From Our Home To Yours shares her Almost Vegetarian Chili.


Taking us step by step in making his Chili with Homemade Cheddar Biscuits over Rice is Bradley from Boston’s Sauces and Stuff.


Getting spicy in Australia is Daphne from her blog More Than Words. She shares her recipe for Spice Medley Chili.


I am a big fan of green chili, so I was excited to see Michelle from Portland’s Je Mange le Ville submit her delicious Working Person’s Green Chili Bowl.


It’s always nice to see fellow Atlantan Chris, who blogs at MeleCotte, take part in the blog events! She shares yet *another* vegetarian chili recipe – this time, a scrumptious Black Bean Chili.


Another Georgian, this time Augusta’s Lynne from Cafe Lynnylu, brings the heat – both literally and figuratively with her beautifully photographed Two Steps from Hell Chili Verde.


Danielle from Sweet and Savory Eats took a welcome reprieve from the holiday cookies and cakes to submit her all-American Adaptation of Boilermaker Chili.


Atlanta’s Tony Clark gets out from behind the camera (for a brief moment) and into the kitchen with stunning results: hopefully his Chili is as tasty as it is pretty.


Jason Perlow from New Jersey’s Off the Broiler shares a really unusual and totally vegan chili recipe: Spicy Portabello Mushroom Chili with Pomegranate.



Providing the first white chili of the cookoff is Toronto’s Kevin, who blogs at Closet Cooking. His Turkey White Chili looks hearty and healthy!


Suzana takes part all the way from Portugal! She gets up close and personal on her healthy Veggie Chili recipe on her blog Home Gourmets.

That’s all, folks! Now…for the fun part: the voting! You do not have to have taken part in the Chili Cook-off to vote. Send your vote for the winner of the challenge – who will receive a lil’ foodie prize and bragging rights – to You must get your votes in by Sunday, January 13th. I’ll announce the winner then. Good luck!


joey Jan 7, 2008 06:01 am

Whoa! What delicious entries! Chili is one of my husband’s favorite things…one of those things that “no one makes better than mom”…now I have more recipes to see if that’ll hold true ;) Hehehe :)

Bradley Jan 7, 2008 01:01 pm

It all looks fantastic, what a great roundup!

Chris Jan 7, 2008 07:01 pm

Wonderful round up, Tami!

Matt Jan 10, 2008 10:01 am

I can’t believe I missed this one. I got the dates screwed up. Well, they all look great.

Suzana Jan 11, 2008 09:01 am

What a nice roundup – great variety and such colorful chilis!

Katie Jan 11, 2008 12:01 pm

Fantastic! I always get a craving for chili after the holidays…must need the heat to offset the fat or something.
Great round-up!