Live in the D: Quicken Loans Harvest Happenings Cookoff


N! THE BEST ONE, AS LONG AS YOU’RE QUIET, THAT’S THE LINE OF THE DAY.>>>THIS WEDNESDAY AT CAMPUS MARTIUS, A PRE-GAME TAILGATE PARTY AHEAD OF THE BIG GAME BETWEEN MICHIGAN AND MICHIGAN STATE. A MAC & CHEESE AND CHILI COOK-OFF. BRADLEY SHE IS HERE, T CHEF. I SAID, GROUND CHUCK? GROUND BEEF? YOU SAID, PLEASE!>>IT’S THE CUSTOM BEEF, WITH HIGHER FAT CONTENT AND NOT GIVING AWAY THE SECRETS.>>Jason: AND THE SPICES THAT GO INTO THE CHILI.>>FIRST, A LITTLE BIT OF SMOKED BACON IN THERE, GARLIC, ONIONS, A LITTLE BIT OF JALAPENO, AND SOME CARROTS. LET THAT GO DOWN A LITTLE BIT.>>Jason: AND I LIKE THE WAY YOU’RE KEEPING IT THERE. I’LL TELL WHAT YOU TO PUT IN IT, BUT YOU DON’T GET TO SEE IT.>>WE’LL LET IT COOK DOWN.>>Jason: WE’LL TRADE PLACES.>>BLACK PUPPER CRUSHED RED PEPPER, CUMIN, GARLIC POWDER, ONION POWDER, SALT, CAYENNE, CHILI POWDER AND PAPRIKA. YOU HAVE TO HAVE A LOT OF SPICES IN THERE AND KEEP IT TRADITIONAL. PRETTY STANDARD STUFF.>>Jason: TELL ME ABOUT THIS, AS YOU CONTINUE TO MAKE THIS AMAZING CHILI THAT HAS MY MOUTH WATERING, THE ACTUAL COOK-OFF, IF YOU WILL, WE HAVE THE MAC & CHEESE CATEGORY AND CHILI CATEGORY.>>I THINK 25 RESTAURANTS DOWN THERE. WE’RE ENTERING IN THE CHILI COOK-OFF. THE CHILI I HAVE HERE TODAY WILL BE SELLING IN THE RESTAURANT IF YOU WANT TO COME DOWN AND GET THEM BOTH FOR LUNCH.>>Jason: AND YOU HAVE A NEW MENU.>>A COUPLE NEW DISHES FOR THE FALL. WE’LL DEGLAZE THIS, A LITTLE BIT OF BELLS AMBRAILLE. AND A SHOT OF BOURBON, BUFFALO TRACE.>>Jason: DOES IT MATTER?>>NO, ANYTHING THAT’S NICE BOURBON WHISKEY.>>Jason: YOU STAND NEXT TO THAT.>>AND WE HAVE OUR CRUSHED TOMATOES. SO TYPICALLY WE WOULD LET THIS SIMMER FOR PROBABLY 3-4 HOURS.>>Jason: SIMMER THAT LONG?>>YEAH, BECAUSE WE HAD A BIG POT AND I KICKED IT ALL THE WAY DOWN TO GET THE FLAVORS MARRIED TOGETHER. THE LONGER IN THE COOLER, THE MORE FLAVORS DEVELOP.>>Jason: DO YOU HAVE A HORSE IN THE RACE FOR MICHIGAN, MICHIGAN STATE?>>I’M A MICHIGAN STATE MAN.>>Jason: GOOD MAN, YOU’RE WELCOME BACK ANYTIME. I DON’T CARE IF YOU MAKE WHITE TOAST! [LAUGHTER]>>Jason: TICKETS ARE $15 IN ADVANCE OR $20 AT THE EVENT. WHO ELSE WILL BE THERE BESIDES YOURSELF?>>I’M NOT SURE. I’M SURE IT’S A BUNCH OF LOCAL RESTAURANTS DOING THEIR SPECIALTIES. WE’LL BE THERE AND HAVE THE CHILI COOK-OFF NAILED DOWN. WE’RE JUST DOING THE CHILI.

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