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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The Great Lakes State Has Great Taste

By Johnson Chili | May 2, 2018

Good news Michigan chili lovers, Johnson Chili is now available in select Busch’s Fresh Food Markets locations and from wholesale food distributor, Lipari Foods. You’ll now find our Original and Hot-N-Spicy flavors in frozen meat products aisles from Ann Arbor and Canton, to Tecumseh and Rochester Hills. Our chili is winning markets over one spoonful…

Taco Salad The Johnson Chili Way

By Johnson Chili | April 26, 2018

Guacamole, tacos and salsa, Olé. Cinco de Mayo is approaching muy rápido, and at Johnson Chili, we want you and your palate prepared for any festive fiestas that comes your way. Pay honor to Hispanic heritage celebrations with taco salad made the Johnson Chili way. Johnson Chili is made with only the finest meats and…

Parenting Magic: Serving up Dinnertime Favorites

By Johnson Chili | April 18, 2018

Parenting Magic. It might as well be real. From occupational commitments and domestic responsibilities, to personal interests and child-rearing, life is busy. If you’ve got kids, you’re likely cleats deep into spring sports with little time for dinner prep. How about winning them over by cooking up some Johnson Chili goodness? A delicious entrée on…

Add Johnson Chili to Your Summertime Plans

By Johnson Chili | March 28, 2018

The days are getting brighter, birds are signing and flowers are blooming. You don’t have to be a weather buff to know Summer follows Spring, and it too will be here in the blink of an eye. If you find yourself idly daydreaming of summer nights gathered around a campfire, add a warm bowl of…

Shoot and Score with Johnson Chili This Basketball Season

By Johnson Chili | March 23, 2018

It’s basketball season and Johnson Chili wants to be a part of the action. How’s this for a play-by-play: Stock up on Johnson Chili – either Original or Hot-N-Spicy, perhaps both. Locate your favorite recipe. Shoot and score. Now, if only it were this easy to take the real trophy home. For championship-worthy recipes, visit…

Joining the Movement: Health-Conscious Ingredients

By Johnson Chili | February 28, 2018

The gluten-free movement continues to gain momentum, and guess what? Those of you who are gluten-free or health-conscious might take comfort in knowing Johnson Chili ingredients are all gluten-free. Taking the theme a little further, our chili, available in Traditional and Hot-N-Spicy flavors, is made with only the finest, organic USDA-inspected and approved beef and…

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Twin Cities Welcome Johnson Chili

By Johnson Chili | February 21, 2018

Those chili-loving fairy god mothers are at it again! Johnson Chili is now available in Minnesota. HyVee store locations throughout the Twin Cities, where nearly 60 percent of the state’s residents live, are now host to our Traditional and Hot-N-Spicy flavors. You’ll find them in the frozen meat products aisle. Our expansion into Minnesota adds…

Explaining the Chili Brick

By Johnson Chili | February 15, 2018

A Chili Brick? What in the world? It’s a real thing; let us explain. A Chili Brick, made of ground beef, pork, and a specialty blend of spices, is bound together by creating a thick roux – a mixture of flour and fat cooked together – to thicken the sauce and then put into a…

Economics and Hunger Drive Demand

By Johnson Chili | January 31, 2018

Economics 101 and chili seem like an unnatural duo, but are they? Think about it. Basic economics tells us demand drives production, and in the case of chili, hunger drives demand. This is why our business recipe is one of customer-driven cravings – chili enthusiasts tell us where they want our products, and we work…

Mile High Chili Love Grows with Amazon Fresh

By Johnson Chili | January 24, 2018

Have we got news for you! If you’re located in the Denver Metro Area, getting your hands (or forks) on your favorite Johnson Chili products just got easier. The ever-loved ecommerce site, Amazon, now carries Johnson Chili through its grocery delivery service, Amazon Fresh. And guess what else? Amazon Fresh also carries our new product,…