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Large Fields Highlight the Meadowlands Racetrack’s 5th Annual Chili Cook Off

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The battle is this Saturday, January 25th in Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment’s 5th annual Chili Cook Off! This year the Meadowlands Racetrack Cook Off features both Homestyle Chili and Chili Verde categories.


As of January 22nd, 35 contestants are registered to compete for the $1,000 Homestyle grand prize while 21 contestants are entered in the Chili Verde category, also with a $1,000 grand prize.  Both grand prize winners will earn a spot in the International Chili Society’s 54th Annual World Championship Chili Cook-off in their categories.


There are also cash prizes for the runners up in each category:
Home-style Chili:

* $1,000 Grand Prize plus a spot in the ICS's World Championship Home-style Chili Cook-off 
* $500 - 2nd
* $250 - 3rd 

 Chili Verde:

* $1,000 Grand Prize plus a spot in the ICS's World Championship Chili Verde Cook-off 
* $500 - 2nd
* $250 - 3rd 

Racetrack guests are also welcome to be part of the fun.  They are encouraged to sample the chili and vote for their favorite.  The fan favorite cook will walk away with the $250 prize.  Fan favorite voting begins 8 pm; voting tickets are available at the Players Club Desk and in the chili cook off area. 

In addition to the chili competition, a separate side contest for homemade salsa will also be conducted offering the winner a $500 first prize. 

As an added bonus, fans can enjoy live harness racing with first race post time at 7:15 pm.    

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