New Category Highlights Meadowlands Racetrack’s Winter Chili Cook-Off

Friday, January 14, 2022

Temperatures are starting to rise in anticipation for Meadowlands Racetrack’s Chili Cook-Off Winter Edition scheduled for Saturday, January 29th. This year the Winter Cook-Off features both Traditional Red and Salsa.

As of January 13th, 17 contestants are registered to compete for the $1,000 Traditional Red grand prize while 13 contestants are entered in the Salsa category, with a $500 grand prize. Both grand prize winners will earn a spot in the International Chili Society’s Annual World Championship Chili Cook-off in their categories.

Those interested in participating can register at

There are also cash prizes for the runners up in each category:
Traditional Red Chili:
* $1,000 Grand Prize plus a spot in the ICS’s World Championship Traditional Red Chili Cook-off
* $500 – 2nd
* $250 – 3rd
* $500 Grand Prize plus a spot in the ICS’s World Championship Salsa Category
* $250 – 2nd
* $100 – 3rd
People’s Choice:
* $250

Racetrack guests are also welcome to be part of the fun. They are encouraged to sample the chili and vote for their favorite. The fan favorite cook will walk away with the $250 prize. Fan favorite voting begins 7 pm; voting tickets will be available in the chili cook off area.
As an added bonus, fans can enjoy live harness racing with first race post time at 6:20 pm.
For complete chili event details visit