Dusty Hudspeth
  Dusty Hudspeth, the Texas State Champion from Irving, Texas, bought her family a new house with the $25,000 prize money she won as the 1984 World Champion. Allison Taylor, the Sierra Nevada Regional Champion, was second; Steve Wolf, the Nevada State champ, was third; Irene Menchaca, California State Champion, fourth; and Carol Hancock, Tropico/Antelope Valley Regional Champ, took fifth place. Four women were in the top five and you guys were saying "women can't cook chili".


Dusty Hudspeth
Irving, Texas


Celebrities included Ernie Borgnine who has become a "regular" and a favorite of the fans at the World's Championships. Ernie was joined by celebrity judges Wilt Chamberlin, David Doyle, Iron Eyes Cody, Craig T. Nelson, Richard Herd, Bill Conrad, Peter Marshall, Joanne Dru, and Skip Young.

  Winning Recipe
  Bottom Of The Barrel Gang Ram Tough Chili

2 lbs beef chili grind
1 8-oz can Hunts Tomato Sauce
1 onion finely chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder
cup Gebhardt Chili Powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cumin
teaspoon Tabasco Sauce
teaspoon cayenne pepper
can beer
1 tablespoon Wesson Oil
Sear meat in covered 2 quart pan with Wesson Oil. Add tomato sauce, onion and garlic powder, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add remaining ingredients and stir, simmer for one hour. Add water if necessary. Serve with side dishes of pinto beans, chopped onions and grated cheddar cheese for garnishes. ENJOY!
Servings: 6-8

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