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Pork U & Slider Provider Share Award-Winning Chili Recipes


When does the weather not scream chili? Sure, the sun's out and you can't find a cloud for miles, but that doesn't mean the temperature will always play nice. For those chilly, miserable days, we present the two winning recipes from last weekend's chili cook-off at The Point Park & Eats (24188 Boerne Stage).

Pork U, owned by Scott and Donna Farmer, was voted fan-favorite, while Sean Phoenix's Slider Provider Chili came in as judges' pick. We're letting you decide which recipe reigns by sharing both.


The Pork U truck (Courtesy)

Pork U's Save the Pork, Eat More Beef Chili

Serves 12

3 pounds ground Angus beef                                          3 teaspoons Cholula Hot Sauce

2 (28-ounce) cans diced tomatoes                                 3 teaspoons cumin

1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste                                          2 tablespoons dried oregano

2 (15-ounce) cans chili beans in spicy sauce                2 tablespoons minced garlic

2 (15-ounce) cans chili beans                                          2 teaspoons black pepper

1 large red bell pepper diced                                           2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

1 large green pepper diced                                               1 teaspoon dried basil

5 stalks of celery diced                                                      1 teaspoon paprika

1 large yellow onion                                                           2 teaspoon salt

3 (7-ounce) cans diced green chilies                             4 cubes beef bouillon

1 cup beer (The Farmers used Santo)

1/4 cup chili powder

1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Heat a large stock pot over medium high heat and cook Angus beef until browned. Drain off excess grease. Add all other ingredients. Stir and cover and simmer for minimum of 2 hours stirring occasionally. After 2 hours, taste and adjust chili powder, salt and pepper if necessary.

>>>>Slider Provider Chili>>>>


The Slider Provider truck (Courtesy)

Slider Provider Chili

Serves 15

5 pounds angus chuck

1 pound smoked/chopped brisket

1 small jalapeño, diced (w/ seeds and ribs)

1/2  Serrano pepper, diced  (w/ seeds and ribs)

1 softball-sized 10/15 onion, diced

1 (12-ounce) can of dark sweet beer (We used Karbach's Yule Shoot Your Eye Out)

2.5 cups generic chili powder

10 tablespoons ancho chili powder, or to taste

3 3/4 tablespoons granulated garlic

3 3/4 tablespoons Mexican oregano

2 1/2 tablespoons paprika

2 1/2 tablespoons cumin

Kosher Salt, to taste

Black Pepper, to taste

2 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 1/4 tablespoons onion powder

1 (10.75-ounce) can  hot Rotel

1 (10.75-ounce) can original Rotel

1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

4 ounces water

Brown and season ground beef, all peppers & onions together.  Add it to a stock pot along with all other ingredients except salt and black pepper.  Simmer as long as you possibly can.  We suggest at least 4 hours.  Add salt & pepper towards the end as flavors will intensify as it cooks down.  We like to serve it with sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, diced onion and garlic bread.

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