If it is a traditional Texas style chili contest no beans allowed! Meat should not be ground, it should be hand chopped into small cubes that are all about the same size. Texas chili has no tomato in it usually, when I make it I use 8ounces of tomato sauce to 2 pounds of meat. And definitely no whole or crushed tomatoes. The sauce should be smooth. So not knowing location, or rules of the contest that is all the help I can give!
10/11/16 at 12:23pm