Johnson Chili

Our Creations

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Original Johnson Chili

Our New Look

Our New Look

Satisfying the most discriminating palate, original Johnson Chili is made with only USDA inspected and approved beef and pork combined with a special blend of chilis and spices. The recipe for original Johnson Chili has not changed since its early days. To lock in that fresh flavor, the chili is flash frozen in convenient 16 oz. resealable plastic containers. That’s why you’ll find it in the frozen section of your favorite store.

Hot-N-Spicy Johnson Chili

Our New Look

Our new look

Hot-N-Spicy Johnson Chili is made with a spicier blend of chilis and spices combined with USDA inspected and approved beef and pork to satisfy the palate seeking a hotter flavor. The Hot-N-Spicy recipe evolved out of the early days to become a favorite flavor of many Johnson Chili devotees. To lock in that fresh flavor, the chili is flash frozen in convenient 16 oz. resealable plastic containers. That’s why you’ll find it in the frozen aisle of your favorite store.


Quality Control / Why trust Johnson Chili


Through our processes, your risk of e-coli, salmonella and listeria are eliminated. Along with an ultra-clean precooked product the process also provides the extra benefit of a fresh 90 to 120 day shelf life.

Our quality assurance personnel provide detailed attention to every stage of our food processes, from production to delivery. For you- our customer- this means giving you the assurance of knowing who and what to trust as a manufacturer. Our documented and detailed quality assurance processes lead to convenience food products that consistently meet the high standards our customers expect. We undergo daily inspections to ensure we are meeting the rigorous guidelines established by the USDA.

These audits and inspections are used to qualify our manufacturing processes. Our employees are trained with commitment to food safety operating under the Good Manufacturing Process (GMP). GMP is the practices required to conform to the guidelines recommended by governmental agencies that control authorization and licensing for manufacture and sale of food products.

Be part of the action!

Join the Johnson Chili community and share in and be part of all the good things that are Chili. We want to hear from you and have you stay connected. Keep up with our news, planned events, special offers and promotions directly from Johnson Chili, your Rocky Mountain high chili manufacturers by joining our Johnson Chili Club. Maybe you’d like to help us build the Johnson Chili Recipe Collection and claim some fame on the way. We aim to have a fantastic recipe library with fun and delicious creations. Do you have a great recipe and want to share it? We’d love to credit you and add your recipe to our site for other chili enthusiasts.


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No Fantasy Here: Winners Pick Johnson Chili

By Johnson Chili | August 15, 2018

A fantasy football draft or the real deal, make Johnson Chili part of your annual football selection party later this summer. Precooked and flash-frozen to lock in Johnson Chili’s signature flavor, once you prepare it just the way you like it, it will quickly become a favorite among the football-loving competition in attendance. Prepared to…

Football Party Favorite: Fan-Pleasing Johnson Chili

By Johnson Chili | August 8, 2018

Dreaming of your next friends and family gathering? The return of professional and intercollegiate football gives you plenty of reason to assemble a crowd when teams resume play for the start of their seasons Thursday, Aug. 2 and Saturday, Aug. 25 (respectively). Celebrate the season openers between plays and puntswith a chili cook-off. Johnson Chili’s…

Make Johnson Chili Your MVP This Football Season

By Johnson Chili | August 1, 2018

If you’ve been in a state of withdrawal since the football season ended, suspend your impatience and tune into the first professional preseason game of the 2018-2019 schedule on Thursday, Aug. 2; the first intercollegiate game airs just 23 days later on Saturday, Aug. 25. You’ll need some sort of nourishment to fuel your enthusiasm…

Save Time Cooking: Embrace the Johnson Chili Brick

By Johnson Chili | July 25, 2018

A Johnson Chili Brick is a medley of ground beef, pork, and a specialty blend of spices bound together by a roux and frozen in the shape of a cup or pan to take shape. Here’s why you should embrace the Brick, if you haven’t already. You can jump start meal prep by heating up…

Diminishing State Differences One Spoonful of Chili at a Time

By Johnson Chili | July 18, 2018

Nearly 1,500 miles of varying terrain and cultural differences separate California and Nebraska. Today, these states now have at least one thing in common – Johnson Chili. Rejoice Chili Lovers! Grocers in both states now stock our Original and Hot-N-Spicy flavors in their frozen meat products aisles. In California, you’ll find Johnson Chili atselect Grocery…

Indulging the Many Palates of Johnson Chili

By Johnson Chili | July 11, 2018

At Johnson Chili, even our employees can’t get enough of the good stuff. Last month, Johnson Chili employees teamed together to host and enjoy an employee cook-off featuring, you guessed it, Johnson Chili. Recipes on display and for the tasting included: Dutch Oven Chili Topped with Corn Bread, Frito Pie, Chili Lasagna with Cilantro Garnish,…

Feed Your Chili Cravings with PayPal

By Johnson Chili | June 20, 2018

At Johnson Chili, we’re making it easier for you to get your hands on the stuff you love. We’ve recently added the PayPal functionality to our website. This means you can now order our Original and Hot-N-Spicy products directly from the World Wide Web. Never mind hunting through store after store to get your chili…

Think Outside the Box This Father’s Day

By Johnson Chili | June 14, 2018

This Father’s Day, how about giving Dad something he really wants? Its not a tie nor is it another sleeve of golf balls. This year, we’re thinking outside the box and suggesting the gift of Johnson Chili. Made with only the finest meats and seasonings, fully cooked and flash frozen to ensure the great taste…

Dining Al Fresco: Sloppy Joes the Johnson Chili Way

By Johnson Chili | June 6, 2018

Milder weather is settling in and more and more folks are taking their dinners outdoors. Next time an outdoor meal beckons you, how about fixing up a plate of sloppy joes made the Johnson Chili way? The organic USDA-inspected and approved mixture of beef and pork, and specialty blend of chilis and spices makes for…

Bring Johnson Chili on Your Next Camping Trip

By Johnson Chili | May 30, 2018

The Camping Season is fast approaching. How about dominating this year’s outdoor adventures with gourmet breakfast burritos prepared fire-side? Add a little Johnson Chili to the burrito and you’ve got a morning fiesta! Available in 16 oz resealable plastic containers, your stash of Johnson Chili will fit perfectly in a cooler of just about any…