The Houston Rodeo
It's Rodeo Time in Houston and that means country music concerts, urban cowboys, booze, and chili (hold the beans).
I stole the base recipe linked below from the 2007 Terlingua International Chili Championship (TICC) chili champion, Debbie Ashman of Bastrop Texas, and added my own little spin (or 4 or 5) to it.
I dub thee "Caustic Soda Chili"
Click for Recipe (PDF)
My adaptations to Deb's winning recipe included:
1. Chopped Onions
2. Minced Garlic
3. Tabasco Sauce
4. Bacon ("Yay! Bacon!" - Jim Gaffigan)
Epic Meal Time:
5. Tony Chachere's