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CHILI COOK-OFF VIDEO AND RECIPE SALE!

    A non-conventional chili and a U.S. Coast Guard recipe took the top honors at the recent Lions Club chili cook-off.

Three local celebrity chefs chose them among 10 entries at the chili cook-off hosted by the Amherst and Merrimack Lions Clubs.

    “It was super close. Everyone did great -- a lot of great flavor profiles, presentations, and creativity. All top notch,” said Copper Door’s Executive Chef Jay Smith. Other judges were CRACK’D Kitchen & Coffee Eatery Chef Alan Frati and Up In Your Grill’s Pitmaster Dan DeCourcey.

    Brian Foster’s lamb chili took first place among the individual entries. Admitting the recipe was created just days prior to the event, he said garbanzo beans hold their consistency better and the Havarti cheese topping adds more creaminess than other cheeses. The cilantro and lime finish the taste. Corn chips on the side add additional texture, he said.

    Top Lions Club recipe went to Bedford Lions Club’s Mike Sills who explained a former Coast Guardsman brought the chili to a Super Bowl party in the 1970s and it's been a favorite ever since with the right balance of core ingredients and added bacon to flavor. Even though Sills likes the Army’s recipe – perhaps out of loyalty to his service years – he said the Coast Guard chili is the best among the military services. The chefs agreed, selecting Skip’s Chili from among the four Lions Clubs’ entries.

    All the entrants’ recipes and five bonus recipes are available for purchase with proceeds going to the Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation of New Hampshire.

Click here to view the video: CHILI COOK-OFF VIDEO   

 Order Your Recipes Below:

Purchase recipes online below or mail in your order form to Amherst Lions Club, PO Box 1105, Amherst, NH  03031.  Make checks payable to Amherst Lions Charities, Inc. 

Note: You don't have to create a paypal account to pay or donate.  Scroll down and look for "Pay with a debit or credit card" or Check out as guest and it will ask for your email then continue.


Purchase 5 chili recipes for $10.00

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Purchase 10 chili recipes for $15.00

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Purchase all recipes for $20.00


 

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If you have any trouble placing an order or would like to comment, please contact us at amherstlionsclub@gmail.com


 

How it started:

 Amherst and Merrimack Lions Clubs

Present a Virtual Chili Cook-Off

This fundraiser is replacing our annual, in person, Fire & Ice this year due to COVID-19.  Sadly, no hot chili to warm you up and no ice cream to cool you off!  However, we will have the entertainment, a video of the contest, with the contestants striving to present their chili as the best.  

We hope that some of you will participate in the Cook-Off with your favorite chili recipe!  There will be 3 categories to enter in, Individual, Restaurant and Lions Club. Three area chefs will be judging the chilis at the Buckmeadow Recreation and Conservation Area on March 2, 2021.  

Each participant will bring their chili to be judged at a specified time. This will allow us to social distance and sanitize between contestants.  

The judging will be videotaped and available for viewing soon after.  Winners receive a traveling trophy with bragging rights for 1 year.  

Participant recipes will be sold online.  5 recipes for $10, 10 recipes for $15 and All recipes for $25.   Proceeds from this will be given to the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation of New Hampshire.

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