Serve in individual bowls with corn bread muffins and choice of garnishes for topping. Enjoy!
This makes a medium-heat chili. Add cayenne and chili flakes and/or *jalapeno peppers to increase the heat to your taste.
**Sometimes, not often, there will be larger pieces of unground pork fat in the chili stick so I melt it down separately just in case. Throw those pieces away.
Garnishes: sour cream, finely chopped onion, thinly sliced green onions, sliced or diced fresh or pickled jalapeno peppers, grated sharp cheddar cheese, hot sauce, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, tortilla chips, etc.
Competition Tips: Always make this medium hot so that everyone can enjoy it but have plenty of cayenne, hot pepper sauce, crushed red pepper flakes, and chili powder on hand for those who want to spice up their bowl. It's Always better a day or two after cooking, and it freezes well.
Always make way more than you need for the competition because when the other competitors run out you'll have some remaining for those who still want more. If they keep coming back to your chili, you'll most likely get their vote.