How to plan a walking chili food bar (perfect for game day!)
This walking chili food bar is the perfect solution for an easy game day menu or fall get together. Keep reading for a how-to guide on creating your own chili bar and scroll down to the bottom for the free printable banner and chili bar menu.
When I was brainstorming a fall get-together menu, I wanted something that was easy, comforting, and would be perfect for football games. Chili was the perfect fit, but I wanted to take a fun spin on it and do it in a portable/food bar version!
I combined a chili food bar with the idea of walking tacos to make this super fun walking chili bar.
If you’ve never heard of a walking taco, it’s basically an ingenious idea that uses a small bag of slightly crunched doritos and you put all of your typical taco fixings and meat into the bag and stir it up. It’s a fair staple for me so I was so excited to make this chili version.
And to take it to the next level, I upped the ante by making habanero queso blanco dip one of the topping options. Chili, fritos, and queso dip- it was even better than it sounds.
Not only is this walking chili bar simple and convenient, it’s perfect for game day parties.
It has all the necessary components for football game food- comfort food, filling, fun and beer-friendly (aka your friends will be super thankful they won’t have to try to balance a bowl or plate while throwing back some brews).
If I haven’t convinced you yet, let me just say this was one of the easiest entertaining menus I have ever planned.
Because I made the chili and queso in slow cookers, I was able to set it and forget it while I got other hings done (because I know you probably hate scrambling to clean the house AND make food as much as I do).
Then, just place the chips and toppings nearby and you’ve got yourself a perfect food bar! I chose to also decorate the table with some fun buffalo check items and leaves to give it a cozy fall vibe.
See below for a list of supplies and score the queso recipe and free printable banner and menu card.
Free printable buffalo check chili bar instructions menu (8x10):
If the menu does not look like the checks are aligned, try hitting “fit to screen” in your printer settings.
Free printable chili bar banner:
Directions: Cut out triangles and tape the back side to string, leaving about 1 inch between each triangle.
I am definitely going to be using this menu again for future laid-back entertaining menus! What are your go-to food menus for hosting a crowd?