Annual Bellevue East Town Optimist Chili Cook-Off tomorrow

Bellevue Optimist Chili Cook-Off

BELLEVUE - An annual tradition is back in Bellevue.

Residents from in and around the area will be participating in the annual Bellevue East Town Optimist Chili Cook-off tomorrow.

The public is invited to the event, which takes place at Josten Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be three awards including people's choice, judge's choice and best in show. The winners will receive money, trophies and bragging rights.

In addition to chili, the event will also feature music, children's games, food, drinks and a craft show and sale.

The funds raised during the event will go to support the support the Bellevue East Town Optimists club. The club helps local kids with local needs by sponsoring projects, groups and events.

For more information on the Bellevue East Town Optimist Club, click here.


8 1/2  Lbs hamburger

1  #10 can tomato paste

1  # 10 can chopped tomoato

1 #10 can Dark red kidney beans

6 medium onions

1 bunch celery

1 bulb garlic

4  ounces Chili powder

1 large can beef broth

2 tbsp sugar

7 tbsp salt

3 tbsp pepper

3 tbsp oregano

1 tsp cinnamon ( optional)

Makes 5 gallons