On Thursday, November 15th Nyla held its First Annual Charity Chili Cook-off in honor of National Philanthropy Day. The event was held at Hysteria Brewing Company in Columbia, Maryland and we are pleased to say it was a roaring success!
When all was said and done, we were able to raise nearly $6,000 for K9s for Warriors – the nation’s largest provider of service dogs to military veterans. K9s for Warriors not only provides veterans with a service dog, but also equipment, training, certification, seminars, legal instruction and other services (including available life-long healthcare and food for their canines).
Check out some photos of the fun below, including including a glimpse into the winners circle!
Even though the cook-off is over you can still donate and get some cool Nyla swag as a thank-you!
Our T-Shirts, Under Armor Jackets, YETI tumbler mugs and other items make excellent holiday gifts, and you and your family can use them with pride knowing they helped support an amazing cause.
Nyla Hat (Under Armour Baseball Cap)
Nyla YETI Cup (20 oz. Tumbler)
Under Armour 1/4 Zip
Under Armour Starter Jacket
Winning Chili Recipe
Marry Me Chili AKA - 'Texas Chili With All The Fixin's' from the Bride and Groom Cookbook
1 Tablespoon Bacon Grease Or Vegetable Oil
2 Medium Yellow Onions
3 Tablespoons Chopped Garlic
3 Tablespoons Chili Powder
2 Tablespoons Paprika
1 Tablespoon Cumin
2 Tablespoons Dried Oregano
1 Pount Ground Beef Chuck
1 Pound Italian Sausage Links removed from casings and crumbled
2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
2 Cans (28 Ounces Each) Crushed Tomatoes with Puree
1 Can (15 Ounces) Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained
1 Tablespoon minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, plus more as needed
Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Chopped Green Onion
Crumbled Corn Chips
Red Pepper Flakes
Chopped Jalapeno Chiles
Heat the bacon grease in an 8-quart heavy bottomed stockpot over medium heat.
Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally until tender, 7 to 10 minutes.
Add the chili powder, paprika, cumin, and oregano and stir until the spices are well combined.
Add the ground chuck, sausage, and 1 teaspoon of the kosher salt.
Increase the heat to medium-high and cook the meat, stirring frequently, until cooked through 8 to 10 minutes.
Stir the remaining ingredients. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
Adjust the seasonings with more kosher salt or chipotle chiles if necessary. Serve with any or all of the suggested fixin’s.
You can find canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (smoked jalapenos in a thick red sauce) in supermarkets and Latino specialty markets.