For Koen’s birthday we held a second edition of the Chili Cookoff! In 2016 Koen placed in 2nd, so now after two years he was ready to compete again!
The rules: everyone invited brings a chili to be evaluated with the winners announced at the end of the evening. The prizes: 3 hot sauces. The world’s hottest chili for the winner, 2nd hottest chili for the 2nd place, and 3rd hottest chili for 3rd place.
The prizes and Chili Cook Off judging forms
The prizes up close
Chris and Hannah
Round 1: Sofie and her chili nachos
Sofie’s chili nachos tasting portions for the judges
Round 2: Dook’s chili quiche with blue cheese
Tasting bowls for the judges
Veronique and Frans preparing Round 3
Frans’s entry for Round 3: chili topped with pieces of bacon and peppers
Nikki’s vegetarian chili for Round 4 – very beautiful!
Evaluating the chilis
Ready for the next round
Barbara preparing Round 5
Barbara also made a vegetarian chili served with homemade naan and guacamole
My Round 6 entry, also vegetarian, with parsnips and sweet potato
Joachim preparing Round 7
Joachim’s chili with 9 different chilis specially ordered from Mexico for the competition
Hannah and Chris preparing their entry for Round 8
Hannah and Chris prepared a Belgian chili, with meat from Belgium and Luikse syrup
And lastly Koen’s entry for Round 9 – slowcooked oxtail topped with pickled onions
Time for cake before the winners are announced!
Lighting the candles
Bringing Koen the cake
Apple and chocolate cake
And the winners….. #1 Koen!
#3 – Chris and Hannah!