Texas State Fair Chili

ranch chili with beef, red beans & smoked peppers, topped with corn chips, cheese and texas pete hot sauce

Chili is the classic cookin' under the stars dish — and our Texas State Fair version takes it over the top!

This hearty chili is chock full of lean ground beef, red & kidney beans, ripe red tomatoes, onions and peppers — topped off with Fritos Corn Chips, monterey jack cheese and a splash of Texas Pete hot sauce!

It ranks supreme as the fan favorite and most popular meal! 

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About Our TEXAS STATE FAIR CHILI

  • 1 Serving Meal
     
  • Dietary Considerations: meat dish (ground beef); gluten conscious; dairy-optional (cheese packaged separately)
    • all-natural ingredients
    • 680 calories
    • 39 g protein
       
  • Meal Net Weight:  5.6 oz | 162 g  
     
  • Meal Includes:  seasoned chili mix; corn chips & cheese packet; Texas Pete's Hot Sauce
     
  • Required:  boiling water
     
  • Recommended:  long-handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy

Remove

all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and chip packet.

Add

1-1/2 cup (12 oz / 354 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

Press

air from pouch and seal.

Steep-Cook

for 10 minutes.

Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

STIR
to blend.

 

Top

with corn chips, cheddar-jack cheese and spice it up with Texas Pete Hot Sauce!

ENJOY!

your Texas State Fair Chili!

Ingredients & Nutrition

 

 

Ingredients:

Kidney Beans, Chili Fixins' (corn chips [corn, corn oil, salt], cheddar cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto], monterey jack cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes]), Red Beans, Ground Beef (beef, salt, rosemary), Chili Spice (cumin, chili powder [chile pepper, salt, garlic, spices], paprika, chipotle, garlic), Spices, Masa (corn, lime), Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Organic Tomato Flakes, Organic Tomato Paste (organic tomatoes, silicon dioxide), Red and Green Bell Peppers, Beef Stock, Minced White Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Tomato Pepper (garlic salt, organic tomato (organic tomatoes, silicon dioxide), annatto, garlic granules, cilantro), Diced Sweet Onion, Sea Salt, Smoked Peppers, Sliced White Onion, Jalapeno Pepper, Burger Spice (spices, salt, onion, garlic), Cilantro

Special Notes:

CONDIMENTS NOT REFLECTED IN NUTRITION: Texas Pete Hot Sauce Packet

CONTAINS: Milk

PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

 

This meal includes an optional packet of corn chips & cheese to top your meal. Our corn chips & cheese are packaged in a separate pouch so that customers are able to opt out of consuming the following ingredients:

Chili Fixins' (corn chips [corn, corn oil, salt], cheddar cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto], monterey jack cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes])

Press Articles

What I love about this meal so much other than the chili is just fantastic, is that it comes with some toppings, so you get some corn chips, some sprinkle cheese and some TX Pete Hot Sauce.

It really is nice just to have so much flavor on trail, and then to be able to add those toppings and stuff … I think this one is the closest meal I’ve had to like a real meal in town, but while backpacking.


— Homemade Wanderlust: My 5 Favorite Backpacking Meals, YouTube Video, January 2019


The bane of some camping food: lack of texture. The bane of most: lack of flavor. This stewy meal ups the ante on both. The base is a meaty, tomato-based broth packed with as much flavor as the Lone Star State itself. But the proverbial icing on the cake? Included toppings of crushed Frito-style corn chips, shredded cheese and a packet of Texas Pete Hot Sauce that will warm your insides on a cold night.


— Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2012

frequently asked questions

What is Gluten Conscious?
 
Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
 

We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.

Reviews (48)

  • 4

    4.0 Fork Rating

    by

    It’s very good, probably your best product. However, something called “Texas State Fair Chili” should not have beans in it, as there are traditionally no beans in Texas chili.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Maybe the best dehydrated backpacker meal Ive had. Delicious taste and the cheese/corn chips. Suge recommends bringing extra corn chips WOOOO BUDDDDYYYY! ALL SECURE IN SECTOR 7!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Best chili out there! I love all the extras like corn chips & cheese for toppings.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    I'm a commercial Fisherman out of Ventura California. I use my Jetboil to make this Chilli in minutes. No mess to clean up. It's simply Damn Good Chilli! Don't tell my wife or I'll be having for dinner at home... all the time.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    This Chili is so close to fresh the difference is negligible. I was afraid to write a review for fear thousand of buyers will cause the product to go out of stock. Here's hoping PackitGourmet is not overwhelmed with orders. Compliments to the Chef is an understatement for a freeze dried product :)

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Just placed my 3rd order for this chilli. It's a new tradition on our hiking and rafting trips to have chilli and margaritas! We are hooked :)

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Unbelievable taste. I was not expecting much flavor but was happy. Cheese and hot sauce really gave it a kick

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    This is the best trail meal I have ever had so far. I could not believe how good it was. I never have too high of expectations for dehydrated trail meals but this one truly shocked me. I ordered several other meals from pack it gourmet but didn’t get a chance to try them because of injury on trail so looking forward to getting back on trail and trying my other packit gourmets on the trail.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    As good as home-made chili. I will definitely buy it again! Good work!

Cooking Method

just add water

Water Required

12 ounces

Temperature

boiling water

Cook time

10 minutes

Serving

18 Ounces

  • About
  • About Our TEXAS STATE FAIR CHILI

    • 1 Serving Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations: meat dish (ground beef); gluten conscious; dairy-optional (cheese packaged separately)
      • all-natural ingredients
      • 680 calories
      • 39 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  5.6 oz | 162 g  
       
    • Meal Includes:  seasoned chili mix; corn chips & cheese packet; Texas Pete's Hot Sauce
       
    • Required:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy

    Remove

    all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and chip packet.

    Add

    1-1/2 cup (12 oz / 354 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch and seal.

    Steep-Cook

    for 10 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR
    to blend.

     

    Top

    with corn chips, cheddar-jack cheese and spice it up with Texas Pete Hot Sauce!

    ENJOY!

    your Texas State Fair Chili!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Kidney Beans, Chili Fixins' (corn chips [corn, corn oil, salt], cheddar cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto], monterey jack cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes]), Red Beans, Ground Beef (beef, salt, rosemary), Chili Spice (cumin, chili powder [chile pepper, salt, garlic, spices], paprika, chipotle, garlic), Spices, Masa (corn, lime), Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Organic Tomato Flakes, Organic Tomato Paste (organic tomatoes, silicon dioxide), Red and Green Bell Peppers, Beef Stock, Minced White Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Tomato Pepper (garlic salt, organic tomato (organic tomatoes, silicon dioxide), annatto, garlic granules, cilantro), Diced Sweet Onion, Sea Salt, Smoked Peppers, Sliced White Onion, Jalapeno Pepper, Burger Spice (spices, salt, onion, garlic), Cilantro

    Special Notes:

    CONDIMENTS NOT REFLECTED IN NUTRITION: Texas Pete Hot Sauce Packet

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

     

    This meal includes an optional packet of corn chips & cheese to top your meal. Our corn chips & cheese are packaged in a separate pouch so that customers are able to opt out of consuming the following ingredients:

    Chili Fixins' (corn chips [corn, corn oil, salt], cheddar cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto], monterey jack cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes])

    Press Articles

    What I love about this meal so much other than the chili is just fantastic, is that it comes with some toppings, so you get some corn chips, some sprinkle cheese and some TX Pete Hot Sauce.

    It really is nice just to have so much flavor on trail, and then to be able to add those toppings and stuff … I think this one is the closest meal I’ve had to like a real meal in town, but while backpacking.


    — Homemade Wanderlust: My 5 Favorite Backpacking Meals, YouTube Video, January 2019


    The bane of some camping food: lack of texture. The bane of most: lack of flavor. This stewy meal ups the ante on both. The base is a meaty, tomato-based broth packed with as much flavor as the Lone Star State itself. But the proverbial icing on the cake? Included toppings of crushed Frito-style corn chips, shredded cheese and a packet of Texas Pete Hot Sauce that will warm your insides on a cold night.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2012

    frequently asked questions

    What is Gluten Conscious?
     
    Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
    Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
     

    We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.

    Reviews (48)

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      It’s very good, probably your best product. However, something called “Texas State Fair Chili” should not have beans in it, as there are traditionally no beans in Texas chili.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Maybe the best dehydrated backpacker meal Ive had. Delicious taste and the cheese/corn chips. Suge recommends bringing extra corn chips WOOOO BUDDDDYYYY! ALL SECURE IN SECTOR 7!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Best chili out there! I love all the extras like corn chips & cheese for toppings.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I'm a commercial Fisherman out of Ventura California. I use my Jetboil to make this Chilli in minutes. No mess to clean up. It's simply Damn Good Chilli! Don't tell my wife or I'll be having for dinner at home... all the time.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This Chili is so close to fresh the difference is negligible. I was afraid to write a review for fear thousand of buyers will cause the product to go out of stock. Here's hoping PackitGourmet is not overwhelmed with orders. Compliments to the Chef is an understatement for a freeze dried product :)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Just placed my 3rd order for this chilli. It's a new tradition on our hiking and rafting trips to have chilli and margaritas! We are hooked :)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Unbelievable taste. I was not expecting much flavor but was happy. Cheese and hot sauce really gave it a kick

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This is the best trail meal I have ever had so far. I could not believe how good it was. I never have too high of expectations for dehydrated trail meals but this one truly shocked me. I ordered several other meals from pack it gourmet but didn’t get a chance to try them because of injury on trail so looking forward to getting back on trail and trying my other packit gourmets on the trail.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      As good as home-made chili. I will definitely buy it again! Good work!

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    12 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 minutes

    Serving

    18 Ounces

  • Instructions
  • About Our TEXAS STATE FAIR CHILI

    • 1 Serving Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations: meat dish (ground beef); gluten conscious; dairy-optional (cheese packaged separately)
      • all-natural ingredients
      • 680 calories
      • 39 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  5.6 oz | 162 g  
       
    • Meal Includes:  seasoned chili mix; corn chips & cheese packet; Texas Pete's Hot Sauce
       
    • Required:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy

    Remove

    all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and chip packet.

    Add

    1-1/2 cup (12 oz / 354 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch and seal.

    Steep-Cook

    for 10 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR
    to blend.

     

    Top

    with corn chips, cheddar-jack cheese and spice it up with Texas Pete Hot Sauce!

    ENJOY!

    your Texas State Fair Chili!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Kidney Beans, Chili Fixins' (corn chips [corn, corn oil, salt], cheddar cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto], monterey jack cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes]), Red Beans, Ground Beef (beef, salt, rosemary), Chili Spice (cumin, chili powder [chile pepper, salt, garlic, spices], paprika, chipotle, garlic), Spices, Masa (corn, lime), Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Organic Tomato Flakes, Organic Tomato Paste (organic tomatoes, silicon dioxide), Red and Green Bell Peppers, Beef Stock, Minced White Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Tomato Pepper (garlic salt, organic tomato (organic tomatoes, silicon dioxide), annatto, garlic granules, cilantro), Diced Sweet Onion, Sea Salt, Smoked Peppers, Sliced White Onion, Jalapeno Pepper, Burger Spice (spices, salt, onion, garlic), Cilantro

    Special Notes:

    CONDIMENTS NOT REFLECTED IN NUTRITION: Texas Pete Hot Sauce Packet

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

     

    This meal includes an optional packet of corn chips & cheese to top your meal. Our corn chips & cheese are packaged in a separate pouch so that customers are able to opt out of consuming the following ingredients:

    Chili Fixins' (corn chips [corn, corn oil, salt], cheddar cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto], monterey jack cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes])

    Press Articles

    What I love about this meal so much other than the chili is just fantastic, is that it comes with some toppings, so you get some corn chips, some sprinkle cheese and some TX Pete Hot Sauce.

    It really is nice just to have so much flavor on trail, and then to be able to add those toppings and stuff … I think this one is the closest meal I’ve had to like a real meal in town, but while backpacking.


    — Homemade Wanderlust: My 5 Favorite Backpacking Meals, YouTube Video, January 2019


    The bane of some camping food: lack of texture. The bane of most: lack of flavor. This stewy meal ups the ante on both. The base is a meaty, tomato-based broth packed with as much flavor as the Lone Star State itself. But the proverbial icing on the cake? Included toppings of crushed Frito-style corn chips, shredded cheese and a packet of Texas Pete Hot Sauce that will warm your insides on a cold night.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2012

    frequently asked questions

    What is Gluten Conscious?
     
    Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
    Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
     

    We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.

    Reviews (48)

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      It’s very good, probably your best product. However, something called “Texas State Fair Chili” should not have beans in it, as there are traditionally no beans in Texas chili.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Maybe the best dehydrated backpacker meal Ive had. Delicious taste and the cheese/corn chips. Suge recommends bringing extra corn chips WOOOO BUDDDDYYYY! ALL SECURE IN SECTOR 7!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Best chili out there! I love all the extras like corn chips & cheese for toppings.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I'm a commercial Fisherman out of Ventura California. I use my Jetboil to make this Chilli in minutes. No mess to clean up. It's simply Damn Good Chilli! Don't tell my wife or I'll be having for dinner at home... all the time.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This Chili is so close to fresh the difference is negligible. I was afraid to write a review for fear thousand of buyers will cause the product to go out of stock. Here's hoping PackitGourmet is not overwhelmed with orders. Compliments to the Chef is an understatement for a freeze dried product :)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Just placed my 3rd order for this chilli. It's a new tradition on our hiking and rafting trips to have chilli and margaritas! We are hooked :)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Unbelievable taste. I was not expecting much flavor but was happy. Cheese and hot sauce really gave it a kick

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This is the best trail meal I have ever had so far. I could not believe how good it was. I never have too high of expectations for dehydrated trail meals but this one truly shocked me. I ordered several other meals from pack it gourmet but didn’t get a chance to try them because of injury on trail so looking forward to getting back on trail and trying my other packit gourmets on the trail.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      As good as home-made chili. I will definitely buy it again! Good work!

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    12 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 minutes

    Serving

    18 Ounces

  • Ingredients & Nutrition
  • About Our TEXAS STATE FAIR CHILI

    • 1 Serving Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations: meat dish (ground beef); gluten conscious; dairy-optional (cheese packaged separately)
      • all-natural ingredients
      • 680 calories
      • 39 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  5.6 oz | 162 g  
       
    • Meal Includes:  seasoned chili mix; corn chips & cheese packet; Texas Pete's Hot Sauce
       
    • Required:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy

    Remove

    all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and chip packet.

    Add

    1-1/2 cup (12 oz / 354 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch and seal.

    Steep-Cook

    for 10 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR
    to blend.

     

    Top

    with corn chips, cheddar-jack cheese and spice it up with Texas Pete Hot Sauce!

    ENJOY!

    your Texas State Fair Chili!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Kidney Beans, Chili Fixins' (corn chips [corn, corn oil, salt], cheddar cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto], monterey jack cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes]), Red Beans, Ground Beef (beef, salt, rosemary), Chili Spice (cumin, chili powder [chile pepper, salt, garlic, spices], paprika, chipotle, garlic), Spices, Masa (corn, lime), Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Organic Tomato Flakes, Organic Tomato Paste (organic tomatoes, silicon dioxide), Red and Green Bell Peppers, Beef Stock, Minced White Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Tomato Pepper (garlic salt, organic tomato (organic tomatoes, silicon dioxide), annatto, garlic granules, cilantro), Diced Sweet Onion, Sea Salt, Smoked Peppers, Sliced White Onion, Jalapeno Pepper, Burger Spice (spices, salt, onion, garlic), Cilantro

    Special Notes:

    CONDIMENTS NOT REFLECTED IN NUTRITION: Texas Pete Hot Sauce Packet

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

     

    This meal includes an optional packet of corn chips & cheese to top your meal. Our corn chips & cheese are packaged in a separate pouch so that customers are able to opt out of consuming the following ingredients:

    Chili Fixins' (corn chips [corn, corn oil, salt], cheddar cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto], monterey jack cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes])

    Press Articles

    What I love about this meal so much other than the chili is just fantastic, is that it comes with some toppings, so you get some corn chips, some sprinkle cheese and some TX Pete Hot Sauce.

    It really is nice just to have so much flavor on trail, and then to be able to add those toppings and stuff … I think this one is the closest meal I’ve had to like a real meal in town, but while backpacking.


    — Homemade Wanderlust: My 5 Favorite Backpacking Meals, YouTube Video, January 2019


    The bane of some camping food: lack of texture. The bane of most: lack of flavor. This stewy meal ups the ante on both. The base is a meaty, tomato-based broth packed with as much flavor as the Lone Star State itself. But the proverbial icing on the cake? Included toppings of crushed Frito-style corn chips, shredded cheese and a packet of Texas Pete Hot Sauce that will warm your insides on a cold night.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2012

    frequently asked questions

    What is Gluten Conscious?
     
    Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
    Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
     

    We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.

    Reviews (48)

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      It’s very good, probably your best product. However, something called “Texas State Fair Chili” should not have beans in it, as there are traditionally no beans in Texas chili.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Maybe the best dehydrated backpacker meal Ive had. Delicious taste and the cheese/corn chips. Suge recommends bringing extra corn chips WOOOO BUDDDDYYYY! ALL SECURE IN SECTOR 7!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Best chili out there! I love all the extras like corn chips & cheese for toppings.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I'm a commercial Fisherman out of Ventura California. I use my Jetboil to make this Chilli in minutes. No mess to clean up. It's simply Damn Good Chilli! Don't tell my wife or I'll be having for dinner at home... all the time.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This Chili is so close to fresh the difference is negligible. I was afraid to write a review for fear thousand of buyers will cause the product to go out of stock. Here's hoping PackitGourmet is not overwhelmed with orders. Compliments to the Chef is an understatement for a freeze dried product :)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Just placed my 3rd order for this chilli. It's a new tradition on our hiking and rafting trips to have chilli and margaritas! We are hooked :)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Unbelievable taste. I was not expecting much flavor but was happy. Cheese and hot sauce really gave it a kick

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This is the best trail meal I have ever had so far. I could not believe how good it was. I never have too high of expectations for dehydrated trail meals but this one truly shocked me. I ordered several other meals from pack it gourmet but didn’t get a chance to try them because of injury on trail so looking forward to getting back on trail and trying my other packit gourmets on the trail.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      As good as home-made chili. I will definitely buy it again! Good work!

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    12 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 minutes

    Serving

    18 Ounces

  • Reviews (48)
  • About Our TEXAS STATE FAIR CHILI

    • 1 Serving Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations: meat dish (ground beef); gluten conscious; dairy-optional (cheese packaged separately)
      • all-natural ingredients
      • 680 calories
      • 39 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  5.6 oz | 162 g  
       
    • Meal Includes:  seasoned chili mix; corn chips & cheese packet; Texas Pete's Hot Sauce
       
    • Required:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy

    Remove

    all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and chip packet.

    Add

    1-1/2 cup (12 oz / 354 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch and seal.

    Steep-Cook

    for 10 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR
    to blend.

     

    Top

    with corn chips, cheddar-jack cheese and spice it up with Texas Pete Hot Sauce!

    ENJOY!

    your Texas State Fair Chili!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Kidney Beans, Chili Fixins' (corn chips [corn, corn oil, salt], cheddar cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto], monterey jack cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes]), Red Beans, Ground Beef (beef, salt, rosemary), Chili Spice (cumin, chili powder [chile pepper, salt, garlic, spices], paprika, chipotle, garlic), Spices, Masa (corn, lime), Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Organic Tomato Flakes, Organic Tomato Paste (organic tomatoes, silicon dioxide), Red and Green Bell Peppers, Beef Stock, Minced White Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Tomato Pepper (garlic salt, organic tomato (organic tomatoes, silicon dioxide), annatto, garlic granules, cilantro), Diced Sweet Onion, Sea Salt, Smoked Peppers, Sliced White Onion, Jalapeno Pepper, Burger Spice (spices, salt, onion, garlic), Cilantro

    Special Notes:

    CONDIMENTS NOT REFLECTED IN NUTRITION: Texas Pete Hot Sauce Packet

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

     

    This meal includes an optional packet of corn chips & cheese to top your meal. Our corn chips & cheese are packaged in a separate pouch so that customers are able to opt out of consuming the following ingredients:

    Chili Fixins' (corn chips [corn, corn oil, salt], cheddar cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto], monterey jack cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes])

    Press Articles

    What I love about this meal so much other than the chili is just fantastic, is that it comes with some toppings, so you get some corn chips, some sprinkle cheese and some TX Pete Hot Sauce.

    It really is nice just to have so much flavor on trail, and then to be able to add those toppings and stuff … I think this one is the closest meal I’ve had to like a real meal in town, but while backpacking.


    — Homemade Wanderlust: My 5 Favorite Backpacking Meals, YouTube Video, January 2019


    The bane of some camping food: lack of texture. The bane of most: lack of flavor. This stewy meal ups the ante on both. The base is a meaty, tomato-based broth packed with as much flavor as the Lone Star State itself. But the proverbial icing on the cake? Included toppings of crushed Frito-style corn chips, shredded cheese and a packet of Texas Pete Hot Sauce that will warm your insides on a cold night.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2012

    frequently asked questions

    What is Gluten Conscious?
     
    Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
    Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
     

    We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.

    Reviews (48)

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      It’s very good, probably your best product. However, something called “Texas State Fair Chili” should not have beans in it, as there are traditionally no beans in Texas chili.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Maybe the best dehydrated backpacker meal Ive had. Delicious taste and the cheese/corn chips. Suge recommends bringing extra corn chips WOOOO BUDDDDYYYY! ALL SECURE IN SECTOR 7!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Best chili out there! I love all the extras like corn chips & cheese for toppings.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I'm a commercial Fisherman out of Ventura California. I use my Jetboil to make this Chilli in minutes. No mess to clean up. It's simply Damn Good Chilli! Don't tell my wife or I'll be having for dinner at home... all the time.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This Chili is so close to fresh the difference is negligible. I was afraid to write a review for fear thousand of buyers will cause the product to go out of stock. Here's hoping PackitGourmet is not overwhelmed with orders. Compliments to the Chef is an understatement for a freeze dried product :)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Just placed my 3rd order for this chilli. It's a new tradition on our hiking and rafting trips to have chilli and margaritas! We are hooked :)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Unbelievable taste. I was not expecting much flavor but was happy. Cheese and hot sauce really gave it a kick

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This is the best trail meal I have ever had so far. I could not believe how good it was. I never have too high of expectations for dehydrated trail meals but this one truly shocked me. I ordered several other meals from pack it gourmet but didn’t get a chance to try them because of injury on trail so looking forward to getting back on trail and trying my other packit gourmets on the trail.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      As good as home-made chili. I will definitely buy it again! Good work!

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    12 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 minutes

    Serving

    18 Ounces

  • Press
  • About Our TEXAS STATE FAIR CHILI

    • 1 Serving Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations: meat dish (ground beef); gluten conscious; dairy-optional (cheese packaged separately)
      • all-natural ingredients
      • 680 calories
      • 39 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  5.6 oz | 162 g  
       
    • Meal Includes:  seasoned chili mix; corn chips & cheese packet; Texas Pete's Hot Sauce
       
    • Required:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy

    Remove

    all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and chip packet.

    Add

    1-1/2 cup (12 oz / 354 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch and seal.

    Steep-Cook

    for 10 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR
    to blend.

     

    Top

    with corn chips, cheddar-jack cheese and spice it up with Texas Pete Hot Sauce!

    ENJOY!

    your Texas State Fair Chili!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Kidney Beans, Chili Fixins' (corn chips [corn, corn oil, salt], cheddar cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto], monterey jack cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes]), Red Beans, Ground Beef (beef, salt, rosemary), Chili Spice (cumin, chili powder [chile pepper, salt, garlic, spices], paprika, chipotle, garlic), Spices, Masa (corn, lime), Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Organic Tomato Flakes, Organic Tomato Paste (organic tomatoes, silicon dioxide), Red and Green Bell Peppers, Beef Stock, Minced White Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Tomato Pepper (garlic salt, organic tomato (organic tomatoes, silicon dioxide), annatto, garlic granules, cilantro), Diced Sweet Onion, Sea Salt, Smoked Peppers, Sliced White Onion, Jalapeno Pepper, Burger Spice (spices, salt, onion, garlic), Cilantro

    Special Notes:

    CONDIMENTS NOT REFLECTED IN NUTRITION: Texas Pete Hot Sauce Packet

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

     

    This meal includes an optional packet of corn chips & cheese to top your meal. Our corn chips & cheese are packaged in a separate pouch so that customers are able to opt out of consuming the following ingredients:

    Chili Fixins' (corn chips [corn, corn oil, salt], cheddar cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto], monterey jack cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes])

    Press Articles

    What I love about this meal so much other than the chili is just fantastic, is that it comes with some toppings, so you get some corn chips, some sprinkle cheese and some TX Pete Hot Sauce.

    It really is nice just to have so much flavor on trail, and then to be able to add those toppings and stuff … I think this one is the closest meal I’ve had to like a real meal in town, but while backpacking.


    — Homemade Wanderlust: My 5 Favorite Backpacking Meals, YouTube Video, January 2019


    The bane of some camping food: lack of texture. The bane of most: lack of flavor. This stewy meal ups the ante on both. The base is a meaty, tomato-based broth packed with as much flavor as the Lone Star State itself. But the proverbial icing on the cake? Included toppings of crushed Frito-style corn chips, shredded cheese and a packet of Texas Pete Hot Sauce that will warm your insides on a cold night.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2012

    frequently asked questions

    What is Gluten Conscious?
     
    Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
    Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
     

    We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.

    Reviews (48)

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      It’s very good, probably your best product. However, something called “Texas State Fair Chili” should not have beans in it, as there are traditionally no beans in Texas chili.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Maybe the best dehydrated backpacker meal Ive had. Delicious taste and the cheese/corn chips. Suge recommends bringing extra corn chips WOOOO BUDDDDYYYY! ALL SECURE IN SECTOR 7!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Best chili out there! I love all the extras like corn chips & cheese for toppings.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I'm a commercial Fisherman out of Ventura California. I use my Jetboil to make this Chilli in minutes. No mess to clean up. It's simply Damn Good Chilli! Don't tell my wife or I'll be having for dinner at home... all the time.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This Chili is so close to fresh the difference is negligible. I was afraid to write a review for fear thousand of buyers will cause the product to go out of stock. Here's hoping PackitGourmet is not overwhelmed with orders. Compliments to the Chef is an understatement for a freeze dried product :)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Just placed my 3rd order for this chilli. It's a new tradition on our hiking and rafting trips to have chilli and margaritas! We are hooked :)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Unbelievable taste. I was not expecting much flavor but was happy. Cheese and hot sauce really gave it a kick

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This is the best trail meal I have ever had so far. I could not believe how good it was. I never have too high of expectations for dehydrated trail meals but this one truly shocked me. I ordered several other meals from pack it gourmet but didn’t get a chance to try them because of injury on trail so looking forward to getting back on trail and trying my other packit gourmets on the trail.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      As good as home-made chili. I will definitely buy it again! Good work!

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    12 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 minutes

    Serving

    18 Ounces

  • FAQS
  • About Our TEXAS STATE FAIR CHILI

    • 1 Serving Meal
       
    • Dietary Considerations: meat dish (ground beef); gluten conscious; dairy-optional (cheese packaged separately)
      • all-natural ingredients
      • 680 calories
      • 39 g protein
         
    • Meal Net Weight:  5.6 oz | 162 g  
       
    • Meal Includes:  seasoned chili mix; corn chips & cheese packet; Texas Pete's Hot Sauce
       
    • Required:  boiling water
       
    • Recommended:  long-handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy

    Remove

    all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and chip packet.

    Add

    1-1/2 cup (12 oz / 354 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.

    Press

    air from pouch and seal.

    Steep-Cook

    for 10 minutes.

    Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

    STIR
    to blend.

     

    Top

    with corn chips, cheddar-jack cheese and spice it up with Texas Pete Hot Sauce!

    ENJOY!

    your Texas State Fair Chili!

    Ingredients & Nutrition

     

     

    Ingredients:

    Kidney Beans, Chili Fixins' (corn chips [corn, corn oil, salt], cheddar cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto], monterey jack cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes]), Red Beans, Ground Beef (beef, salt, rosemary), Chili Spice (cumin, chili powder [chile pepper, salt, garlic, spices], paprika, chipotle, garlic), Spices, Masa (corn, lime), Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Organic Tomato Flakes, Organic Tomato Paste (organic tomatoes, silicon dioxide), Red and Green Bell Peppers, Beef Stock, Minced White Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Tomato Pepper (garlic salt, organic tomato (organic tomatoes, silicon dioxide), annatto, garlic granules, cilantro), Diced Sweet Onion, Sea Salt, Smoked Peppers, Sliced White Onion, Jalapeno Pepper, Burger Spice (spices, salt, onion, garlic), Cilantro

    Special Notes:

    CONDIMENTS NOT REFLECTED IN NUTRITION: Texas Pete Hot Sauce Packet

    CONTAINS: Milk

    PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

     

    This meal includes an optional packet of corn chips & cheese to top your meal. Our corn chips & cheese are packaged in a separate pouch so that customers are able to opt out of consuming the following ingredients:

    Chili Fixins' (corn chips [corn, corn oil, salt], cheddar cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto], monterey jack cheese [pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes])

    Press Articles

    What I love about this meal so much other than the chili is just fantastic, is that it comes with some toppings, so you get some corn chips, some sprinkle cheese and some TX Pete Hot Sauce.

    It really is nice just to have so much flavor on trail, and then to be able to add those toppings and stuff … I think this one is the closest meal I’ve had to like a real meal in town, but while backpacking.


    — Homemade Wanderlust: My 5 Favorite Backpacking Meals, YouTube Video, January 2019


    The bane of some camping food: lack of texture. The bane of most: lack of flavor. This stewy meal ups the ante on both. The base is a meaty, tomato-based broth packed with as much flavor as the Lone Star State itself. But the proverbial icing on the cake? Included toppings of crushed Frito-style corn chips, shredded cheese and a packet of Texas Pete Hot Sauce that will warm your insides on a cold night.


    — Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2012

    frequently asked questions

    What is Gluten Conscious?
     
    Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
    Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?
     

    We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.

    Reviews (48)

    • 4

      4.0 Fork Rating

      by

      It’s very good, probably your best product. However, something called “Texas State Fair Chili” should not have beans in it, as there are traditionally no beans in Texas chili.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Maybe the best dehydrated backpacker meal Ive had. Delicious taste and the cheese/corn chips. Suge recommends bringing extra corn chips WOOOO BUDDDDYYYY! ALL SECURE IN SECTOR 7!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Best chili out there! I love all the extras like corn chips & cheese for toppings.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I'm a commercial Fisherman out of Ventura California. I use my Jetboil to make this Chilli in minutes. No mess to clean up. It's simply Damn Good Chilli! Don't tell my wife or I'll be having for dinner at home... all the time.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This Chili is so close to fresh the difference is negligible. I was afraid to write a review for fear thousand of buyers will cause the product to go out of stock. Here's hoping PackitGourmet is not overwhelmed with orders. Compliments to the Chef is an understatement for a freeze dried product :)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Just placed my 3rd order for this chilli. It's a new tradition on our hiking and rafting trips to have chilli and margaritas! We are hooked :)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Unbelievable taste. I was not expecting much flavor but was happy. Cheese and hot sauce really gave it a kick

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      This is the best trail meal I have ever had so far. I could not believe how good it was. I never have too high of expectations for dehydrated trail meals but this one truly shocked me. I ordered several other meals from pack it gourmet but didn’t get a chance to try them because of injury on trail so looking forward to getting back on trail and trying my other packit gourmets on the trail.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      As good as home-made chili. I will definitely buy it again! Good work!

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    12 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 minutes

    Serving

    18 Ounces