Smith’s Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cook-Off Winning Recipe


Tina Smith took home the first place trophy at Saturday’s Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by the Mansfield Fire Department. Smith took first place with her prize winning chicken chili. Judging the competition, Sheri Hopkins, Gerald Elmore and Janet Hamilton.

Smith graciously shared the recipe:

Chicken Chili with Cream Cheese

2 chicken breasts
1 can black beans, drained
1 can white kidney beans, drained
1 can corn, undrained
1 can rotel, undrained
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 pkg. ranch dressing
1 8 oz. block cream cheese

Place chicken breasts in a crock pot. Pour in the black and white beans, corn and rotel. Add spices and ranch on top. Put block of cream cheese on top. Turn on low and cook 6-8 hours. Mix in the melted cream cheese prior to serving.

**I probably added more chili seasoning than called for. A large crock pot barely holds a double recipe.

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Tammy Moore

Tammy Moore

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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