2009 -Maureen's Almost Famous Red Chili

byMaureen Barrett


Maureen Barrett takes home the title win at the first ever ICS WCCC held east of the Mississippi River in 43 years! She had competed in Cook-offs for 13 years and qualified for the WCCC for the prior six!


3 lbs of tri-tip cubed
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 15 oz can of chicken broth
1/8 tsp. red pepper powder
1 tsp. chicken base
2 Tbsp. Gebhardt's chili powder
2 Tbsp. Ray's brand chili powder
1 15 oz. can beef broth
1 Tbsp. Ray's brand onion powder
1 whole jalapeno seeded and halved

1/2 tsp. white pepper
1 packet Sazon goya seasoning
1/2 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. Gebhart's chili powder
1 Tbsp. Ray's brand garlic powder
2 Tbsp. Ray's brand cumin
2 Tbsp. New Mexico light chili powder

1/4 tsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. New Mexico light chili powder
1 tsp. Ray's brand cumin

1 Tbsp. Gebhardt's chili powder
Thicken with arrow root
salt or brown sugar to taste
tomato sauce if needed


Brown cut up tri-tip in pot until gray in color.

Add the next 9 ingredients, bring it to a boil, cover and simmer for one hour.

Add the next 7 ingredients and cook for another 30 minutes before adding the brown sugar, New Mexico light chili powder and cumin.

Continue to simmer pot for another 30 minutes.

20 minutes before turn in, add the remaining ingredients adjusting taste with the salt or brown sugar and tomato sauce if needed.