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4/9/05-Tyler

Unique Names, Recipes At Chili Cookoff

"Wayne-O's," "Chuck Wagon," and "Blackout."
No they aren't the names of wild west bandits, they are the names of chili.
The unique names were just a sample of what visitors could find at Saturday's chili cookoff on the Tyler Trade Days ground.
Dozens of participants from all over the state brought original recipes cooked in crock pots, kettles  or even on the grill.
Visitors could sample a little of each recipe and vote for their favorite. With all the tasty recipes, we tried to find out what exactly is the secret to making good chili.
"Well the secret, is a secret," said chili cook Joey Morris. "I can't tell you. But, we're real proud of our chili. We're defending champs, first place local division last year. Rose City Chili Pot has put this cookoff on and it's a great cookoff it's growing every year and we encourage everyone to come out and participate and try some of this good chili, especially 'Blackout' chili."
Gordon Roberts was a little more willing to let go of some information.
"The secret to making good chili is time," Gordon said. "Let it simmer at a low heat, for a long time, get all the spices soaked up in to the meat, get it good and red and ready to eat. "

Maya Golden reporting, mgolden@kltv.com

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