Season 1, Episode 3

Ultimate Recipe Showdown: Comfort Foods

Food Network searched for the Ultimate Comfort Food recipe. After a nationwide recipe contest, nine finalists competed in three rounds: Chili, Mac and Cheese and Sandwiches. A panel of food experts determined whose comfort food dish was the best. See who walks away the winner of $25,000!


COMPETITORS:
Chili

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Peg Schaefer
Recipe: Mexitana Ancho-Lamb Chili
Hometown: Bozeman, Mo.


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Ray Isacsson -- Winner!
Recipe: Spanish Influenced Chili with Collard Wrapped Pork, Chorizo and Sweet and Smoky Paprikas
Hometown: Danbury, Conn.


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Anne Tegtmeier
Recipe: Ultimate Veggie Chili

Mac and Cheese

Autumn Clements
Recipe: Black and Tan Irish Mac and Cheddar
Hometown: Amelia Island, Fla.


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Brett Greenberg -- Winner
Recipe: French Onion "Soup" Mac and Cheese


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Jenny Flake
Recipe: Pepita Crusted Cheddar Jack Southwest Chicken Mac
Hometown: Gilbert, Ariz.

Sandwich


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Ivan Aviles -- COMFORT FOODS GRAND PRIZE WINNER!
Recipe: Boricua Plantain Sandwich
Hometown: Holtsville, N.Y.


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Anna Georgantonis-Keah
Recipe: Squash Sandwiches
Hometown: Austin, Texas


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Michael Giletto
Recipe: Germany's Version of the "South Philly Cheese Steak with a Twist"
Hometown: Mickleton, N.J.

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Recipes From This Episode

Ultimate Veggie Chili

Black and Tan Irish Mac and Cheddar

French Onion "Soup" Mac and Cheese

Germany's Version of the "South Philly Cheese Steak with a Twist"

Boricua Plantain Sandwich

Spanish Influenced Chili with Collard Wrapped Pork, Chorizo and Sweet and Smoky Paprikas

Pepita Crusted Cheddar Jack Southwest Chicken Mac

Squash Sandwiches

Mexitana Ancho-Lamb Chili

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