Thousands turn out for kosher chili contest in Dallas

(JTA) – Temple Shalom won the first turkey chili competition at the Kosher Chili Cook-Off in Dallas.

More than 4,500 chili fans attended the competition Sunday at Tiferet Israel in Dallas.

As always, the event featured meat and vegetarian categories, but turkey was added to the mix as the cook-off celebrated its 19th anniversary. Empire Kosher Poultry donated the turkey. 

Moishe House Dallas won in the beef category after securing a spot at the last minute off the waiting list. Congregation Shearith Israel and the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas finished second and third among the beef entrants.  

Congregation Anshai Torah in Plano took home the crown for vegetarian chili. The People’s Choice award went to the Ann and Nate Levine Academy.

During the event, participants were able to sign up to become bone marrow donors.

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