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2011 CenterPoint Energy Cookoff (UPDATED with QVIEW)

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,
This weekend, I'm up for my first official cook off ever. Thanks to the help from everyone here, and alot of practice, I hope I'll do well. This event will have about 100 teams competing in ribs, brisket, chicken and chili. Who ever wins gets to represent CenterPoint Energy in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Cookoff. I'll post updates during and after the event to let you all know how it's going!!

Thanks
Rearden
post #2 of 15

Sounds like a good time.

 

Best of luck to ya my friend, we'll be waiting for updates beercheer.gif

post #3 of 15

Good Luck!!!!  I have been to the Houston Livestock and Rodeo.  It is so awesome!!!  I miss Texas but my honey is from Houston and he prefers Vegas so here we are.   I will never understand that. 

post #4 of 15
Good luck and have fun
post #5 of 15

Best of luck!

post #6 of 15

Anixous to hear how the cook off is going or went.

post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Well folks, I didn't walk away with a trophy, but I think I did a damn good job. This year there were 90 teams competing in the chili, chicken, brisket and ribs portions of the competition. I think we fared well against our smokin' brethren. I definitely learned alot, and have good directions to go forward now! Now, here's some Qview.

Brisket Entry
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Chicken Entry
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Ribs Entry
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Chili Entry
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Meats Cooking
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Chili Cooking
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Kitchen Setup: We did funnel cakes and chicken wings for our booth on the Friday Night party portion of the competition.
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post #8 of 15

It looks good to me, I've got to make a pot of chili now drool.gif

 

90 teams is a pretty hard field to contend with, but if you learned some things from the experience it was well

worth it.

I learn something new every time I compete.

To be the best, you have to learn from the best.

 

Thanks for the Qview buddy thumb1.gif

post #9 of 15

It's all a learning process espeically when it is your first time.  Looks might good to me.  YUMMMMMMM!!!!!!!

post #10 of 15

That is a tough first cook off.  I am here in the Houston area if you ever want to hang out when we are cooking in a cook off just let me know.  Most of our big ones are in the spring.

post #11 of 15

I think you did great Anthony!

 

That's quite a setup you have there.

 

Everything looks delicious, but the chili looks just awesome!

post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks y'all. Here's some additional photos from the event.

http://picasaweb.google.com/acompofelice/2011CNPBBQCookoff
post #13 of 15

Loved the pics my friend. I sure would love to learn to cook chili. That looks wonderful....

post #14 of 15

Looks good enough to eat

drool.gifGreat pics

 

JC1947

post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Barneypoo69 View Post

Loved the pics my friend. I sure would love to learn to cook chili. That looks wonderful....


Its really a fairly easy recipe. No big huge secrets on this one. One trick, tho, is that I use three different kinds of meat 1) 1/2# 80/20 ground beef, 2) 1/2# ground pork, 3) 1# chuck, done on a chili grind. Makes for a wonderfully varied texture in the final product.
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