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A Chili Cook-Off and a Music Festival All in One

Posted at 10:06 AM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 11:06:34-04

Is it a chili cook-off with great music? Or a music festival with great chili? However you want to describe it, Chilimania is a can't-miss event happening next weekend in Edgerton, WI. Joining us to discuss what you can expect at this two day extravaganza is Marketing Coordinator Eric Kuznacic.

Country Edge, aka Chilimania Eve, is happening Friday, September 7, with headliner Morgan Wallen. Chilimania takes place on Saturday, September 8. For more information, visit And see below for the recipe to the two time national champion chili!

This recipe was created by Margaret Nadeau and won the CASI Terilingua International Chili championship in 2005 & 2009.
She calls it Sahara Chili
To make:
2 lbs. Course ground beef (chili grind)
1 TBS Cooking oil
1 TBS Granulated onion
Add ingredients together and lightly brown meat
1 can (8oz) Tomato Sauce
1can Beef Broth – I used 15oz
Cook for 30 minutes
1 TBS Light Chili Powder
2 TBS Dark Chili Powder
1 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 TBS Cumin
1/2 tsp Cayenne
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Chicken Granules or 1 cube
Cook for 1 hour
Step 4:
1 TBS Light Chili Powder
1 TBS Dark Chili Powder
1 tsp Paprika
1/2 TBS Cumin
Add water if needed – I didn’t – Perhaps using 8 oz of beef instead and using water at the end here will cut not on the saltiness.
Leave covered and simmer for 30 minutes.