The Home and Garden Show is well underway this weekend at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Amelia Santaniello, Chris Shaffer and Frank Vascellaro had a chili cook-off in front of a big audience Friday night.

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They each made a very different style of chili. Frank’s was Texas style, Chris made his with chicken and Amelia’s was cooked in beer.

Frank’s Entry: Mama V’s Texas Chili Recipe

2-pounds hamburger
2-cans Bush’s chili beans
1–Tablespoon Salt
1-Teaspoon pepper
2-Bay leaves
2-teaspoons cumin
¼ cup chili powder
½ onion, chopped
1-46 ounce can of tomato juice
1-teaspoon garlic powder


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Brown the hamburger in large pan with the chopped onion.
Drain the hamburger if it’s too greasy.
Add tomato juice, chili beans, salt, pepper, bay leaves, cumin, Chili powder and garlic powder.
Let it cook on low to medium heat for two hours.
Serve over rice if you like or with chopped jalapeno pepper or grated cheese.

Amelia’s Entry: 30-Minute Chili

Amelia’s recipe was borrowed from the kitchen of Martha Stewart.

Chris’s Entry: Café Latte’s Salsa Chicken Chili

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Chris’s recipe is available here.