It all begins at the Lookout where the pups are rehearsing a country song and Ryder commended them and the pups are excited for the chili cook-off. Meanwhile, Mayor Goodway is on the way to Mr. Porter's restaurant for the chili cook-off. but Mayor Humdinger brags and Cat Rocky sneaks behind while Mayor Humdinger brags. The stove explodes and Mr. Porter goes outside sneezing and Mayor Goodway tends to him. Mayor Humdinger then brags even more that he will win automatically and Mayor Goodway tells him that the deadline is at 6:00pm. Mayor Goodway then calls the PAW Patrol.
Ryder is busy putting snacks in the snack machine and Rubble decides to help him. Ryder then received a call and Mayor Goodway tells the situation. Rubble laments about the chili. Ryder then begins to rally the pups to the Lookout. The pups crashed at the elevator and Marshall cracks a rimshot earning the laughter from the pups. At the observatory area, Ryder tells them about the situation. Ryder picks Rocky to repair the stove and Rubble to clean the mess and they deployed to the emergency area.
At the restaurant, the PAW Patrol begins to do their job. Rubble laments about the spilled chili and dumps it in the bin. Rocky tells them about the damaged part, a heating element. Mayor Goodway panics about what they will do. Ryder suggests that Mr. Porter could give a list of ingredients and the PAW Patrol will cook it. Mr. Porter hands Ryder the recipe. Ryder suggests to cook it in the open like a real cowboy. They head to the desert to start cooking but unknown to them, Mayor Humdinger heard it all and begins steal Ryder's idea to cook.
The PAW Patrol arrives along with Mayor Goodway and they see Mayor Humdinger cooking in an open fire. Mayor Humdinger repeats what Mr. Porter said to them earlier and laughs evilly. Mayor Goodway and Ryder then deduced that he heard what his idea is. Ryder orders Rocky and Rubble to build the fire pit, Skye, Zuma and Marshall to gather kindling to light up the campfire and Chase keeps an eye on Mayor Humdinger.
Chase spies and then smells that it smells good. The PAW Patrol builds the campfire with Marshall getting the checkups and Mayor Goodway light it cheering the pups, Rubble and Rocky begin to cook and have a laugh. Cat Chase then fires a yarn ball to knock the onions and hits the tripod. Rocky managed to prevent the pot from spilling food and Chase sniffs who fired it and he sneezed. Mayor Goodway asks if something is wrong, Chase answers 'kittens', and all look at Mayor Humdinger. Mayor Humdinger then pathetically denies their accusation. Cat Skye meows and Ryder orders Chase to help her. Chase fires the net and the PAW Patrol crowds around her. Cat Skye then snickers and flies away. Chase deduces what is that all about. Unbeknownst to them, someone had secretly put a spicy pepper in the chili. Zuma tells them about the spicy pepper. Rocky uses his claw to get the pepper, but he can't see it. Marshall then uses his x-ray to scan the pot. Mayor Humdinger goes to them with a bowl of his chili. and Mayor Goodway commends him on it. Rocky retrieves the pepper, and Ryder and Rubble tasted it, which has now become too spicy. Rubble then suggests to add more ingredients, such as tomatoes, oregano, and a pup treat.
Chickaletta rings the bell, signaling that time is up. The judge comes to taste the chili, and first is Mayor Humdinger's. The judge notices something familiar. Mayor Humdinger claims it is a classic recipe, but Chickaletta pecks around and finds a can of pre-made chili. The judge then tastes the PAW Patrol's chili and proclaims that the PAW Patrol's chili is the best he ever tasted automatically. Mayor Humdinger accuses them of cheating, but Mayor Goodway points out that Mayor Humdinger used canned chili and the citizens view on him disapprovingly. The judge then says that his doing is cheating. Mayor Humdinger walks out in defeat.
The episode ends with the PAW Patrol performing at the Chili feast.