Featured Ingredients

This year's Featured “Chili Cook-Off” Ingredients are:

  • Canned Beans
  • Chili Powder
  • Tomatoes/Tomato Sauce
  • Cumin
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper


Share your best chili or chili-inspired recipe and motivate others with your preparedness example. Discover your inner chef by taking the Chili Cook-Off challenge!


Showcase your emergency preparedness with recipes like a sweet and spicy chili, taco truck chili, chili-infused ramen, chili-flavored pistachios or an old reliable classic chili.


You have now until Sept. 30 to submit a “Chili Cook-Off” recipe using nonperishable pantry and emergency kit items, including seasonings, condiments, sweeteners and potable water.

Participants are asked to use manual tools (e.g., can openers and hand whisks) instead of modern appliances in the preparation.

Recipes are accepted year-round at www.EmergencyKitCookOff.org but only those who submit during September will get a Kit Cook-Off apron while supplies last. Use the Submit a Recipe tab to enter your recipe.


Use the Submit a Recipe tab to enter your recipe.