I love Chili, Texas style, Yankee style, Verde, Tons of Beans, No Beans, Tempeh, Barley, whatever it is as long as it’s vegan (and not burned) I’ll probably like it. That’s why the Lonestar Vegetarian Chili cook-off is always one of the best events of the year. Last year I got to judge and my friend Cassandra with the Red Hot Vegans took the trophy for best traditional and then members of the Austin Food Blogger’s Alliance got the best all around! It was pretty rad to see other bloggers win, I promise I didn’t cheat! Another year Molly of the Lonestar Plate won and her amazing recipe (which is pictured above in frito pie form) is in our Sunny Days in Texas Zine and she has it rounded up with some other great chili recipes online.
If you think you’ve got what it takes to win the cash prizes the time to sign up is now! Even though people come in from all over the state to play AND it’s the longest running vegetarian chili cook-off in the world Austin almost always wins and it sure would be sad if we lost to someone from Round Rock or Dallas so get your teams together and sign up. The event is going to be tons of fun, with all sorts of live music and different vendors.
Wooo! Good luck! I want to go to there.
Here’s another recipe from the 23rd Annual Cook-off: http://blog.greenling.com/recipes/vegetarian-chili
And one from the 24th Annual Cook-off: http://kitchen.coseppi.com/2012/11/11/lone-star-vegetarian-chili-cook-off/