This post was sponsored by the Original Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce® and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I’ll never forget watching my Grandfather slowly cooking his chili, in that orange pot, over the stove all afternoon. Then we’d gather as a family and enjoy a chili night. The laughter, love and warm chili on a cold night is one of my favorite memories to this day. I’m still passing down the tradition, but I’ve added a modern twist to our family’s DIY Chili Night, with the Original Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce®. Our family still gathers around, using the same beloved recipe, but our chili night has a bit more kick to it.
From tailgating parties to an easy weeknight dinner option, our DIY Chili Night is perfect for your favorite fall occasions. It’s DIY because everyone gets to add their favorite toppings to make their own unique bowl.
Tips For Creating Your DIY Chili Night
Serve your chili buffet style. Guests can serve themselves a hearty bowl and add toppings from the buffet. Keep it simple by prepping your toppings ahead of time and just putting them out when you’re ready to serve. Here are my favorite topping ideas:
- The Original Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce®
- Sour Cream
- Green Onions
- Cheddar Cheese
- Corn Tortilla Chips
- Sliced Olives
The Original Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce is the product of a generations-old recipe, just like our own family chili recipe, that uses simple ingredients including carefully selected and handpicked, authentic sun-ripened peppers. Makes sense that it’s included on our table.
The Original Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce adds flavor and kick without much effort. I love that I can pull it out of the pantry and serve it as a topping option. It’s always been a “staple condiment” for our DIY Chili Night because it allows my guests to add however much heat they want in their bowl. Personally, I like it HOT!
For easy clean up, I like to serve my buffet on top of a roll of brown craft paper. You can pick it up at any big box store. I write fun messages on the top like “Go Team” or “Get Your Spice On” then just toss it when we’re done. You can even let the kids help you decorate it as well. It doesn’t get any easier than that!
We love inviting friends and family over for our DIY Chili Night and it’s the perfect easy entertaining idea for the cooler months ahead. Just slow cook that chili, add your toppings and enjoy the company.
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