EPIC Chili Dinner Board Recipe

Serve an EPIC Chili Dinner Board; a great way to bring people together around your favorite chili recipe. Top with your favorite toppings and corn bread!

EPIC Chili Dinner Board Recipe

What I love about this Epic Chili Dinner Board is that it’s great for fall time hosting! Perfect for a potluck or party! Chili is hearty and filling, and great for company!

Potluck Epic Chili Dinner Board

Maybe you tried this Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili recipe last week, or my Easy Homemade Chili made with ground turkey (my go-to recipe). Also, a great dessert to serve with this dinner board? My No-Peel Easy Pear Cobbler recipe (yes!!)

Or, I bet you have your own favorite chili recipe for game days or potlucks!

Use your favorite chili recipe, one that is great for dipping, or one that’s bursting with flavor (maybe with a kick). Don’t forget the cornbread on the side! 

Is it better to make chili the night before?

We think chili is better made ahead. It’s also better the longer it cooks! Let the chili simmer on the stove or in the slow cooker for hours, that way the flavors will meld together.

Autumn carries more gold

Chili for a fall party

“Autumn carries more gold in its pockets than all the other seasons”

Oh, how I love this saying! And it’s true, as my eyes are already spotting the golden colors here and there, with a touch of orange on the trees. Fall is my favorite time of year! Fall is my favorite time to eat chili!

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Epic Chili Dinner Board

Friends, here’s what I love about big dinner boards. They create a fun vibe, great conversation, and they are casual and tasty!

My encouragement today: Invite someone new, share your life, open up, and give of yourself.

I can’t think of a more cozy and comforting way to make chili complete, than a big pot in the middle of a board. Add the corn bread and chips and any other toppings you’d put on chili.

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Add your favorite toppings

The best toppings for chili are:

  • Cheese
  • Cilantro
  • Red onion
  • Sour cream
  • Green onion
  • Salsa

You can even get a head start by adding this to your weekend meal prep, having the chili cooked and ready to go for a party.

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Here are a few chili recipes that we love:

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili recipe

Best Pumpkin Turkey Chili Recipe

No Bean Sweet Potato & Turkey Chili 

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EPIC Chili Dinner Board Recipe

  1. Use a board with a lip [grab all the board info and how to season the board, HERE.] This is important so the food does not fall off.
  2. Make the chili ahead. The longer it simmers and sits overnight, the better the flavors.
  3. Bake the cornbread ahead. Cut into large chunks.
  4. Create the board with a space in the center to add the hot pot of chili (lay down a hot pad). When ready, reheat the chili in a shallow pan to add to the board when hot. You can even keep the lid on the chili until right before serving.
  5. Around the outside add small bowls filled with the chili condiments.
  6. Fill in the open areas with cornbread, butter, and your favorite chips. We buy Trader Joe’s corn chips (so good).
  7. Add your favorite tongs and small spoons and SERVE!

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Green salads with a chili board

I’m of the belief that there’s a place for salad with any bowl of chili. Right?

Salads are so fresh and delish, and seem to round out the meal; plus they’re a great alternative if your guests don’t like chili. They can have salad and cornbread instead!

Serve this chili board with a side salad–the perfect Autumn dinner!

28-inch Charcuterie Board

Friends, here are the boards that I LOVE. A “lip” is the secret to the best charcuterie or dinner board, because the food does not fall off. [This post has affiliate links. Every purchase from these links supports RE at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]

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LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray, Large – 28.5 inches round. Buy >> HERE  

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Rememember it says it is “not food safe,” so you need to prepare the board by either laying down parchment paper under the food, or you can “season” it like we did.

Here are a few other (affiliate) options:

Courtland Wooden Lazy Susan – 18-inch round. Buy >> HERE 

LAZY SUSAN is a board that spins. It does NOT have a lip, but it’s cool for the center of the table.

Here’s an 18-inch wine barrel wood board or a 24-inch hammered large round tray or a 26-inch stainless steel serving platter that you may also like! Check out the weight on these boards.

How to season a Charcuterie Board

If a wood board says it “not food safe,” you can lightly sand it down with sand paper, and rub down with beeswax and mineral oil.

We used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner after we lightly sanded the board down.

Or, lay down parchment paper! Easy peasy!

Happy hosting!

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EPIC Chili Dinner Board Recipe

Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili dinner board recipe, chili recipe, epic chili board
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • Your favorite chili recipe
  • Cheese Mexican combo is best
  • Cilantro finely chopped
  • Red onion finely chopped
  • Sour cream
  • Green onion finely chopped
  • Cornbread cooked
  • Butter
  • Corn chips

Instructions

  • Prepare a board with a "lip" by either laying down parchment paper, or make sure it's food safe. This is important so the food does not fall off.
  • Cook the chili ahead. The longer it simmers and sits overnight, the better the flavors.
  • Bake the cornbread. Cut into large chunks.
  • Create the board with a space in the center to add the hot pot of chili (lay down a hot pad). When ready, reheat the chili in a shallow pan to add to the board when hot. You can even keep the lid on the chili until right before serving.
  • Around the outside add small bowls filled with the chili condiments.
  • Fill in the open areas with cornbread, butter, and your favorite chips.
  • Add your favorite tongs and small spoons and SERVE!

EPIC Chili Dinner Board

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