Johnson Chili

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Original Johnson Chili

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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

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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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Recipe Contest: Collecting Family Favorites

By Johnson Chili | January 17, 2018

There’s nothing like family recipes to please generations of nostalgia-hungry palates. If you’re willing, we want to get our hands on those Johnson Chili-infused family favorites to include in our ever-growing Johnson Chili Recipe Collection. Original or Hot-N-Spicy creations, share your family recipes with us by Wednesday, January 31st, via our Facebook page or email…

Spreading Holiday Cheer and Culinary Joy

By Johnson Chili | December 21, 2017

The holiday season is upon us. As festive menus are finalized and cheerful get togethers with family and friends are coordinated, Johnson Chili wishes you and your loved ones a joyous and peaceful season. At Johnson Chili, we’re thankful for you. And even more grateful for your appreciation of our generations old chili recipe. It’s…

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Win Folks Over with our Cincinnati-Style Chili Recipe

By Johnson Chili | December 19, 2017

You never know when or where you’re going to come across your next favorite recipe. Take Cincinnati-Style Chili for example. It’s a regional spin on traditional favorites (chili and spaghetti), tracing its roots back to Cincinnati, OH, where there are said to more than 250 “chili parlors” specializing in the dish. We like to think…

Johnson Chili White Queso Dip Recipe

By Johnson Chili | November 29, 2017

Queso dip is fast becoming as All-American as hot dogs and apple pie. You can join in this momentum and cook up your very own homemade queso dip with Johnson Chili. For your next football tailgate party, office potluck or any day of the week, we’ve got the only recipe you need for a straightforward…

Make Johnson Chili the House Guest You Don’t Want to Leave

By Johnson Chili | November 15, 2017

Are family and friends descending upon you and your home for the Thanksgiving holiday? If so, as you already know, Holiday company often means grocery store visits, food-prep and timely coordination of meals and snacks. Johnson Chili wants to help. Use Johnson Chili to mix up your traditional chili recipe or try something new like…

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Enhance Your Tailgating Game with Johnson Chili

By Johnson Chili | November 8, 2017

Football season is in full swing. And with it comes touchdowns, turnovers and tailgates. Yes, tailgates – social gatherings, where an informal meal is served from the back of a parked vehicle, typically in the parking lot of a sports stadium. Where you have tailgates you have appetizers, and where you have appetizers, perhaps you…

Wades Chili Blog

By Johnson Chili | September 15, 2017

Hello World Greetings to all chili fanatics across the country and welcome to Wade’s Chili Blog. While the origin of chili is diverse and not as well-known as the red-hot meaty stew itself; chili still holds a special spot in culinary hearts and repertoires as a delicious and highly versatile comfort food. For me, food…