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Chili competition draws in competitors from all across the Midwest

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Chili cookers from all over come to Joplin to compete for a chance to compete in the International Chili Cookoff that will be held at the end of the year.

The Mo-Kan Chili Pod hosted the Missouri State CASI Chili championships at Hogs and Hot Rods saloon along Route 66.

Participants had the opportunity to create their own homemade chili's, salsas, and traditional or non traditional wings.

Cooks had the morning to prepare their secret recipes before judges sampled the final products.

Judges rate the chili on 5 criteria.

"It's gonna be a color. It's gonna be a red color. We don't cook green chili. It's going to have a pleasant aroma. It's going to have a pretty gravy. It's gonna have a taste as you taste it, And on the back end it's going to have an after glow, or taste on the back end." says official, Jim Ezell.

Since today's event was a state competition, the top 3 qualifiers are automatically entered into the international chili championship.

If you missed today's tasting ..there will be another contest tomorrow at the holiday inn in joplin.the judging begins at noon and tasting shortly after.

 

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