Midday Fix: Duck blind hot chili from The Duck Inn and details on ABT’s upcoming Charity Chili Cook Off

Chef Kevin Hickey of The Duck Inn

The Duck Inn

2701 S. Eleanor St

Chicago, IL 60608



Super Bowl Charity Chili Cook Off that is happening at Abt Electronics in their Inspiration Studio on Thursday evening, February 1. Three celebrity judges will choose the best chili and the winning chef will get $5000 (donated by Abt) to go to their favorite charity.

Thursday – February 1, 7:00pm

Abt Electronics

1200 N Milwaukee Ave


Tickets: $10 in advance/$15 at door



Duck Blind Hot Chili

Ground Duck Meat                                        3lb.

Duck Sausage, sliced                                    2lb

Onions, chopped                                 1ea

Garlic, minced                                          3T

Chili Powder                                            2T

Cumin                                                   1T

Smoked Paprika                                  1T

Oregano, Dried                                  1T

Chipotle Chili in adobo, chopped                        1can

San Marzano Canned Tomatoes, chopped            28oz.

Cannelini Beans                                 1can

Cilantro                                                1bunch

Duck Chicharrons                                        3oz

Farmers Cheese                                  8oz

Orange Zest                                             2 oranges

Brown duck Meat and sausages hard in vegetable oil on high heat, season liberally with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Remove browned meat and turn heat to low. Add the onion and cook slowly until completely translucent. Add garlic and cook for another 5 minutes. Add all the dry spices and turn heat up to medium and toast the spices until very aromatic. Add tomatoes and water from washing the cans out. Add chipotle peppers and beans and the browned meat. Check seasoning, reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 hours.

Serve in a crock and top with cilantro leaves, a tablespoon of farmers cheese, 1 tablespoon of cicharrons and a sprinkle of orange zest.