Monday, December 31, 2012


It's been a hectic month here at Yumology. Amidst the holiday merriment came travel, a sad loss in the family, and more travel. However, our Yumologists have rallied and are ready to jump back in to the kitchen with gusto!

We realize we missed out on the NFL Chili Cookoff post for week 16 and 17, so we're making up for those now. We can't wait to see which teams make it to this year's Super BOWL!

Unfortunately our week 16 match-up is not an actual match-up. The Carolina Panthers Dry Rub Chili v. the St. Louis Rams Sweet Rib Chili was born out of these two teams being the only ones left on our NFL chili roster.

For week 17 however, the New England Patriots Clam Chowder Chili v. the Miami Dolphins Surf & Turf Chili was an actual team match-up, and our final NFL chili post this year!

May the best bowls win!

Carolina Panthers Dry Rub Chili

2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cracked red pepper flakes
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried coriander
2 lb chopped beef brisket
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp olive oil
1 bottle of dark beer
2 tins of diced tomatoes
1 cup of smokey BBQ sauce
2 onions diced
1 tsp minced garlic
2 cups of chicken broth

  • Add all of the spices together in a cup and mix well
  • Toss the chopped, dried meat into the spices and allow each piece to coat evenly
  • Transfer the spiced meat to a separate bowl full of flour and toss the pieces in the flour until a thin coating in formed
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot
  • Add the meat to the olive oil and allow the outer layer to brown
  • Add the onions and garlic and cook until soft
  • Add the tomatoes and bbq sauce and stir well
  • Add the beer and 1 cup of water
  • Allow to simmer on low heat for 1 hour

St. Louis Rams Sweet Rib Chili

2 lbs of boneless spare ribs cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tbsp olive oil
1 bottle of chili sauce
1 tin of cranberry sauce
2 cups of chicken broth
1 cup of red wine
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder

  • Mix the spices together and rub them into each piece of the meat
  • In a baking dish add the olive oil and cook the meat on low heat (300) for 30-45mins until meat is tender and cooked
  • In a stovetop pot, add the chili sauce and cranberry sauce together and stir
  • Add the meat to the sauce and allow it to flake

Miami Dolphins Surf & Turf Chili

2 cups of chicken broth
2 cups of shrimp
1 cup of lump crab meat
2 lb of thinly cut flank steak
1 tin of cannellini beans
1 diced onion
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tin of diced tomatoes
1 tsp dried parsely
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil

  • Grill and season the flank steak separately before adding it to the chili
  • Set cooked meat aside
  • Add the olive oil to a large stove top pot and heat
  • Add the onions and garlic to the olive oil and cook until soft
  • Add the spices to the onions, tomatoes and garlic and coat well
  • Add the chicken broth and let mixture come to a boil
  • Add the shrimp and crab meat to the chicken broth and let cook while removed from heat
  • Lay the cooked meat over the top of the chili and serve


New England Patriots Clam Chowder Chili

2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 onion chopped
2 celery stalks chopped
3 tbsp flour
2 cups chicken stock
2 10oz cans of clams in juice
1 cup of heavy cream
2 bay leaves
1 lb of cubed potatoes
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tin of cannellini beans

  • Heat the butter in a medium stove top pot until it melts
  • Add the onion and celery and cook until soft
  • Add the flour to form a sort of rue
  • Add the chicken stock and juices from clam tins (reserve the clams themselves)
  • Stir until flour is completely dissolved
  • Add the cream, bay leaves and potatoes
  • Cook on low for 20 minutes stirring often so cream doesn't curdle
  • Add clams, beans and spices and stir over low heat for another 3-5 minutes

And with that, our NFL Chili Cookoff series comes to a close. We hope you enjoyed these recipes and we hope you'll use them as we approach playoff season. Plenty of parties, tailgates and fun-filled football watching to chow down in front of.

Stay tuned for our Super BOWL match up and let us know which of these recipes truly was the best!


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