What's the DISH?

Join us each month as we highlight and celebrate the JA Team favorites! Take the opportunity to learn just a little more about how each of us creates our own JA Magic and about our personalities as we share our favorite recipes, hobbies, and local restaurants are - from our family to yours.

This month’s Dish features Brian Lake, an Account Executive here at JA Benefits.

In 2000, Brian began working with employers of all sizes when he joined SIHO (Southeastern Indiana Health Organization. He worked with them to purchase plans or services. When Brian moved to CMCS (Cooperative Managed Care Services) in 2007, he began working directly with employers to customize plans and networks.

Brian is involved in various community and church organizatoins. During Brian’s free time, he enjoys being outdoors, whether it be playing sports, hunting, or fishing.

Brian's JA Magic

Brian’s favorite recipe to enjoy is homemade Chili!


  • 2 cans tomato sauce
  • 1 can tomato  paste
  • 3 cans (drained) medium spiced chili beans
  • 1 can of (drained) diced peppers and tomatoes
  • 1 packet of J.R. Mad’s Chili Mix Seasoning

How to Make:

  1.  Brown 2 pound of lean ground beef and drain liquid.
  2. After browning the ground beef, add to a pot of the two cans of tomato sauce, one can of tomato paste, three cans of chili beans, one can of diced peppers and tomatoes and one packet of seasoning mix.
  3. Heat over medium heat 10-15 minutes and then simmer 15-30 minutes.

Brian loves going out to Zwanzigz Pizza in Columbus, Indiana.

You can visit their website here.

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Thanks for joining us for this month’s Dish!

If you try a recipe or restaurant, be sure to let us know. Don’t forget to come back next month for more yummy favorites!