Soups, Stews, and Chilis Recipe Challenge
You have just made your famous soup, stew, or chili recipe. Now is the perfect time to share a photo and your recipe in the Soups, Stews, and Chili’s Recipe Challenge. You will be entered into a drawing to win a prize.
There are three ways to enter the Soups, Stews, and Chilis recipe challenge:
- Post your favorite soup, stew, or chili recipe on the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County’s Facebook “Soups, Stews and Chilis Recipe Challenge” post.
- Mail your favorite soup, stew, or chili recipe to:
N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County
60 Almond School Rd.
Bryson City, NC 28713
- Email your favorite soup, chili, stew recipe to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries are due on Thursday, February 25, 2021, but you can submit them any time before then. Photographs are optional, but we enjoy seeing the finished product.
Here are a few tips when preparing soups, stews, and chilis:
- When you make a large batch of soup, stew, or chili, you will probably have some leftovers to enjoy later. Avoid letting soup set at room temperature for more than two hours.
- Don’t put a large pot of hot soup directly into your refrigerator. It will take a large pot of steaming soup a long time to cool to a safe temperature to be safe.
- To speed cooling, transfer soup to a small, shallow containers, making sure it’s no more than two inches deep. Refrigerate promptly.
- When serving soup, stews, or chilis for a second time, reheat until it’s hot throughout, at least 165°F.
- Plan to eat leftovers within 3-4 days or freeze for longer storage.
- Plan to eat frozen soup within 2 to 3 months for best quality.