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Chili Cook-Off at Madison

Does your brokerage fill your cup….or in this case bowl? With culture being the main ingredient here at Madison & Company we decided to spice things up and hold a battle of the bowls. Our agents and staff went head to head to find who makes the best chili and, we are proud to announce that one of our lead graphic designers from our inhouse marketing team took the first place spot. Hosting a chili cook off is just another example of how we have fun and continually build our culture here at Madison. We had a great time but the competition was fierce! If your brokerage doesn’t fill you up, we know just how to help.

We had a great time but the competition was fierce! If your brokerage doesn’t fill you up, we have just the recipe. 
Congrats to the winner of the
2022 Chili Cook-Off, Steph!
The Award Winning Recipe
  • 6 Strips Bacon, good quality
  • 1 1/2 lbs Ground beef
  • 15 oz 1 can black beans
  • 15 oz 1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes, Fire Roasted
  • 15 oz 1 can kidney beans
  • 15 oz 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 tbsp Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Oregano, Dried
  • 1 Red bell pepper
  • 1 Red onion
  • 2 cups Beef stock
  • 1 Can Tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Black pepper, Ground
  • 2 tbsp Chili powder
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Paprika, Smoked
  • 2 tsp Cumin, Ground
  • 1 Sour cream
  • 1 Jalapeño (seeded and minced *optional)
Method in Instant Pot
  1. Turn your instant pot to “saute” and cook the bacon until crispy.
  2. Remove the bacon and saute the bell peppers and onions until tender.
  3. Add the ground beef and cook until browned and drain any excess grease.
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients and stir everything together
  5. Place the lid on the instant pot and set to “chili” mode (“manual” can be used too).
  6. Cook for 18-20 minutes and allow a natural release for 10-15 minutes. If you get the burn notice, please see the section below.
  7. Once it is cooked, serve it up and top with all your favorite toppings.





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