Chill out at Wheatley with some chili

Wildlife, beautiful Carolinian forest, sandy beaches and great fishing, what else could you ask for… how about a chili cook-off?

Wheatley Provincial Park is home to an annual chili cook-off, taking place September 13, 2014.  Do you have a winning chili recipe you want to show off?  Or do you just love chili?  Then this is the event for you.  There are usually 16-20 different samples competing for the bragging rights of the best chili recipe.

To get your taste buds ready, try out the winning recipe from the 2013 cook-off:

Verna’s Wheatley Park Chili

2 lbs extra lean ground beef

1 green pepper

1 onion

2 – 28oz cans diced tomatoes

2 – 14oz cans pork and beans

2 – 14oz cans red kidney beans

1 – 14oz can white kidney beans

1 – 8oz can tomato sauce

½ cup ketchup

Salt and pepper

Chili powder

Brown ground beef, chopped green pepper and onion in skillet. Transfer to slow cooker. Add drained dices tomatoes, red and white kidney beans. Next tomato sauce. Salt, pepper and chili powder to taste. Cook on high for four hours. Enjoy!!!

While digesting some amazing chili, make sure you grab your binoculars to check out the birds migrating South through Wheatley, as well as your fishing pole for some great angling.

Wheatley is open for camping until October 14, 2014, you do not want to miss out on Wheatley’s amazing fall activities.

Want some other ‘cool’ reasons to visit Wheatley…check out the ‘Cool Things’ video.