Nyla’s 1st Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off


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!


Baltimore Chili Cookoff
Chili Tasting
Chili Cookoff in Baltimore
Desert Station
Hysteria Kegs
Chili Cookoff Winners


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.




$25Nyla T-Shirt
Serrano $50Nyla Hat (Under Armour Baseball Cap)
Cayenne $75Nyla YETI Cup (20 oz. Tumbler)
Habanero $125Under Armour 1/4 Zip
Carolina Reaper $200Under 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
  • Sour Cream
  • Crumbled Corn Chips
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Chopped Jalapeno Chiles


  1. Heat the bacon grease in an 8-quart heavy bottomed stockpot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally until tender, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add the chili powder, paprika, cumin, and oregano and stir until the spices are well combined.
  4. Add the ground chuck, sausage, and 1 teaspoon of the kosher salt.
  5. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook the meat, stirring frequently, until cooked through 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. 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.