Minnesota is known for it’s brutal winters with all the snow and cold temperatures. Nothing warms you up in the evening like a delicious bowl of tasty chili! I’ve joined with Hormel today to bring you a simple and fun idea for an Easy Chili Bar that you can put together with your friends and family with their amazing chili!
How to Create an Easy Chili Bar
My kids loved this because they could make their own delicious Chili Dishes that they wanted for dinner. I had several options for them including Chili Fries, Chili Dogs, Chili Cheese Nachos, and Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes.
How I created my chili bar was so easy! I put my Hormel Chili into a small slow cooker to heat up and have it available whenever the family was ready to eat. I did the same thing with the fries, hot dogs and baked potatoes. You can read below on how to make slow cooker baked potatoes that is so simple!
Next, I put out everything that we needed for the chili bar on the counter and let everyone pick what they wanted. It was so much fun and such a delicious dinner idea!
How to Make Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes
This is the easiest way to make baked potatoes and keep them warm until you’re ready to eat! All you need to do is wrap the baked potatoes in tin foil and poke some holes in the potato with a fork. Place the potatoes in your slow cooker on low for 6 hours! They’re ready to eat after that!
Host a Chili Cook Off Party
Another fun idea that we saw was to host a Chili Cook Off Party where you sample all the different chili options and then vote on your favorite! I absolutely LOVE this idea and you can read about all the details yourself over at Evite as well as find some adorable free printables including the banner, rules sign, scorecards and even award tags that you could use for your party.
I think this is a great idea for Football parties, in place of Potlucks, family get togethers or when you just want to have a fun time with friends and family!
Chili Recipe Inspiration Ideas
I found some amazing simple and delicious recipes to share with you from Hormel! I love these ideas and they’ll be going on our menu over the next couple weeks! I know you will love them too! Stop by and check them out!
Chili Nachos (we made these at our Chili Bar)