Chili Cook-Off: It’s On!
At Two Funny Girls, we love nothing more than when the weather starts to cool down and the leaves start to turn. Fall is here, and that means football season, tailgating, Halloween and Thanksgiving (which basically means we should start decorating for Christmas now, right? Warm up this fall with a little friendly competition. The first step to winning a chili cook-off? Bringing a killer recipe to the table. The second step? Presentation, of course! Luckily, Two Funny Girls has you covered on both accounts. Keep reading to find out how to win (or host) the perfect chili cook-off party this Fall!
Get Cookin’ (and Make Your Chili Cook-Off) Good Lookin’
Ready to get in the action with a crowd-pleasing recipe? Look no further than this incredible (and incredibly easy) crockpot chili from Chelsea’s Messy Apron. This recipe doesn’t just look good, but is the winner of multiple chili cook-offs according to Chelsea.
The key to success? The prep work. Chelsea says this isn’t your typical “dump it and forget it” crockpot recipe, so it takes time, but all the steps are incredibly simple and easy to follow. The chili base is made of bacon (always a good idea), veggies, beans, tomatoes, sausage, beef and seasonings. The result is a recipe that’s packed with flavor and spice (sounds like a winner to us!).
Read Chelsea’s full post here to get the recipe, side dish and topping ideas and even tips on how to use leftovers (taco salad, anyone?). Ready to serve samples of your chili to your adoring fans? Head on over to Two Funny Girls to get personalized paper cups that will help your chili stand out! Customize our colorful paper treat cups with your family’s name or a fun slogan before serving to crowds. Trust us, an eye-catching design combined with a killer recipe will help you secure a win at even the most competitive of cook-offs.
Hostess with the Mostess (Chili, That is)
Prefer to host a cook-off of your own? TFG is here to help. Serve sides and drinks to voters as they walk between chili stations, and feel free to get creative with it. Serve a classic like cornbread or go for a lighter pairing like a winter fruit salad (another great suggestion from Chelsea’s Messy Apron). Any delicious side looks even better when served in one of our personalized styrofoam cups. Choose the small 4oz. size for sampling sides and the larger 16 oz. size for a drink pairing. Have fun with personalization and color here!
The best part of hosting a cook-off? Giving the title of cook-off champion to the winning chili, of course! After a fun and festive day of tasting and sampling, gather the crowd to crown the winner. We love the idea of awarding the winner with an item they can use every day (while subtly showing off their cooking skills) but is still special. Our personalized wood cutting boards can be laser-carved with the message, logo or name of your choice! We love the idea of giving the winner an item like this that they can use or display easily (and use to prep another winning chili the next year).
Want more chili cook-off inspo? Check out our Pinterest page for tips, recipes and more!