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 (41)

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Totally lives up to the hype. Ranks up there with some of the tastiest chili I've had and it's trail ready! Stop thinking about it and buy some already.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Tried several backpacking chilis and most went into the trash. Hands down the best by far. We now understand the hype and reviews. First saw on YouTube "Husband Wife Outdoorlife". They were right!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    We've been backpacking for many years and have seen so-called "trail food" evolve from stuff that was largely inedible (I still recall putting out the remains of one dinner which even the Ravens refused to eat! We had to bury it.) too real, easy-to-prep gourmet food, and Packit Gourmet is THE place to get it. For us meals like Texas State Fair Chili and several others are exceptional and more than enough for two trail-hungry eaters. I would offer three pieces of advice (assuming they make it past the "editors!"): 1. Always try your meals at home, prepping them according to the directions. This will let you know if the portions are right for you. 2. Save weight on the trail (if you'll be pot-cooking rather than using the packaging) by eliminating as much of the packaging as possible. 3. Items like Texas State Fair Chili and others containing cheese and chips really are best consumed within three months of production. Final unsolicited advice: If you thought you could make 10 miles and you're "finished" after 8, set up camp right there and enjoy yourself. Hiking's supposed to be fun, not a job!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    We've been backpacking for many years and have seen so-called "trail food" evolve from stuff that was largely inedible (I still recall putting out the remains of one dinner which even the Ravens refused to eat! We had to bury it.) too real, easy-to-prep gourmet food, and Packit Gourmet is THE place to get it. For us meals like Texas State Fair Chili and several others are exceptional and more than enough for two trail-hungry eaters. I would offer three pieces of advice (assuming they make it past the "editors!"): 1. Always try your meals at home, prepping them according to the directions. This will let you know if the portions are right for you. 2. Save weight on the trail (if you'll be pot-cooking rather than using the packaging) by eliminating as much of the packaging as possible. 3. Items like Texas State Fair Chili and others containing cheese and chips really are best consumed within three months of production. Final unsolicited advice: If you thought you could make 10 miles and you're "finished" after 8, set up camp right there and enjoy yourself. Hiking's supposed to be fun, not a job!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    I dont know how you guys do it but, keep doing it! I have been loyal to packit gourmet over the years and recently did a 40 mile hike on the A.T. and a few of my buddies got to experience the awesomeness of the one and only chili. I ran out of chili on the trail feeding my buddies. I turned all of them over to packit gourmet. You now have more loyal hikers. Thank you so much for the exceptional food.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Wow! Seriously changed my life :) This chili is everything in why I USED to love chili....sadley when my wife took over "making chili the right way" I could no longer stomach it. Thank you Packit Gourmet....more Texas date fair chili please!!!

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Absolutely delicious. Very filling. Ate this while sitting deep in the backcountry with temps of 18. Warmed me right up.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    Wow all the hype is real, this tasted just like I cook at home and was really filling. Love it.

  • 5

    5.0 Fork Rating

    by

    As good as any chili I’ve eaten, very satisfying meal after a day of hiking

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 (41)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Totally lives up to the hype. Ranks up there with some of the tastiest chili I've had and it's trail ready! Stop thinking about it and buy some already.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Tried several backpacking chilis and most went into the trash. Hands down the best by far. We now understand the hype and reviews. First saw on YouTube "Husband Wife Outdoorlife". They were right!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We've been backpacking for many years and have seen so-called "trail food" evolve from stuff that was largely inedible (I still recall putting out the remains of one dinner which even the Ravens refused to eat! We had to bury it.) too real, easy-to-prep gourmet food, and Packit Gourmet is THE place to get it. For us meals like Texas State Fair Chili and several others are exceptional and more than enough for two trail-hungry eaters. I would offer three pieces of advice (assuming they make it past the "editors!"): 1. Always try your meals at home, prepping them according to the directions. This will let you know if the portions are right for you. 2. Save weight on the trail (if you'll be pot-cooking rather than using the packaging) by eliminating as much of the packaging as possible. 3. Items like Texas State Fair Chili and others containing cheese and chips really are best consumed within three months of production. Final unsolicited advice: If you thought you could make 10 miles and you're "finished" after 8, set up camp right there and enjoy yourself. Hiking's supposed to be fun, not a job!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We've been backpacking for many years and have seen so-called "trail food" evolve from stuff that was largely inedible (I still recall putting out the remains of one dinner which even the Ravens refused to eat! We had to bury it.) too real, easy-to-prep gourmet food, and Packit Gourmet is THE place to get it. For us meals like Texas State Fair Chili and several others are exceptional and more than enough for two trail-hungry eaters. I would offer three pieces of advice (assuming they make it past the "editors!"): 1. Always try your meals at home, prepping them according to the directions. This will let you know if the portions are right for you. 2. Save weight on the trail (if you'll be pot-cooking rather than using the packaging) by eliminating as much of the packaging as possible. 3. Items like Texas State Fair Chili and others containing cheese and chips really are best consumed within three months of production. Final unsolicited advice: If you thought you could make 10 miles and you're "finished" after 8, set up camp right there and enjoy yourself. Hiking's supposed to be fun, not a job!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I dont know how you guys do it but, keep doing it! I have been loyal to packit gourmet over the years and recently did a 40 mile hike on the A.T. and a few of my buddies got to experience the awesomeness of the one and only chili. I ran out of chili on the trail feeding my buddies. I turned all of them over to packit gourmet. You now have more loyal hikers. Thank you so much for the exceptional food.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Wow! Seriously changed my life :) This chili is everything in why I USED to love chili....sadley when my wife took over "making chili the right way" I could no longer stomach it. Thank you Packit Gourmet....more Texas date fair chili please!!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Absolutely delicious. Very filling. Ate this while sitting deep in the backcountry with temps of 18. Warmed me right up.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Wow all the hype is real, this tasted just like I cook at home and was really filling. Love it.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      As good as any chili I’ve eaten, very satisfying meal after a day of hiking

    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 (41)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Totally lives up to the hype. Ranks up there with some of the tastiest chili I've had and it's trail ready! Stop thinking about it and buy some already.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Tried several backpacking chilis and most went into the trash. Hands down the best by far. We now understand the hype and reviews. First saw on YouTube "Husband Wife Outdoorlife". They were right!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We've been backpacking for many years and have seen so-called "trail food" evolve from stuff that was largely inedible (I still recall putting out the remains of one dinner which even the Ravens refused to eat! We had to bury it.) too real, easy-to-prep gourmet food, and Packit Gourmet is THE place to get it. For us meals like Texas State Fair Chili and several others are exceptional and more than enough for two trail-hungry eaters. I would offer three pieces of advice (assuming they make it past the "editors!"): 1. Always try your meals at home, prepping them according to the directions. This will let you know if the portions are right for you. 2. Save weight on the trail (if you'll be pot-cooking rather than using the packaging) by eliminating as much of the packaging as possible. 3. Items like Texas State Fair Chili and others containing cheese and chips really are best consumed within three months of production. Final unsolicited advice: If you thought you could make 10 miles and you're "finished" after 8, set up camp right there and enjoy yourself. Hiking's supposed to be fun, not a job!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We've been backpacking for many years and have seen so-called "trail food" evolve from stuff that was largely inedible (I still recall putting out the remains of one dinner which even the Ravens refused to eat! We had to bury it.) too real, easy-to-prep gourmet food, and Packit Gourmet is THE place to get it. For us meals like Texas State Fair Chili and several others are exceptional and more than enough for two trail-hungry eaters. I would offer three pieces of advice (assuming they make it past the "editors!"): 1. Always try your meals at home, prepping them according to the directions. This will let you know if the portions are right for you. 2. Save weight on the trail (if you'll be pot-cooking rather than using the packaging) by eliminating as much of the packaging as possible. 3. Items like Texas State Fair Chili and others containing cheese and chips really are best consumed within three months of production. Final unsolicited advice: If you thought you could make 10 miles and you're "finished" after 8, set up camp right there and enjoy yourself. Hiking's supposed to be fun, not a job!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I dont know how you guys do it but, keep doing it! I have been loyal to packit gourmet over the years and recently did a 40 mile hike on the A.T. and a few of my buddies got to experience the awesomeness of the one and only chili. I ran out of chili on the trail feeding my buddies. I turned all of them over to packit gourmet. You now have more loyal hikers. Thank you so much for the exceptional food.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Wow! Seriously changed my life :) This chili is everything in why I USED to love chili....sadley when my wife took over "making chili the right way" I could no longer stomach it. Thank you Packit Gourmet....more Texas date fair chili please!!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Absolutely delicious. Very filling. Ate this while sitting deep in the backcountry with temps of 18. Warmed me right up.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Wow all the hype is real, this tasted just like I cook at home and was really filling. Love it.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      As good as any chili I’ve eaten, very satisfying meal after a day of hiking

    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 (41)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Totally lives up to the hype. Ranks up there with some of the tastiest chili I've had and it's trail ready! Stop thinking about it and buy some already.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Tried several backpacking chilis and most went into the trash. Hands down the best by far. We now understand the hype and reviews. First saw on YouTube "Husband Wife Outdoorlife". They were right!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We've been backpacking for many years and have seen so-called "trail food" evolve from stuff that was largely inedible (I still recall putting out the remains of one dinner which even the Ravens refused to eat! We had to bury it.) too real, easy-to-prep gourmet food, and Packit Gourmet is THE place to get it. For us meals like Texas State Fair Chili and several others are exceptional and more than enough for two trail-hungry eaters. I would offer three pieces of advice (assuming they make it past the "editors!"): 1. Always try your meals at home, prepping them according to the directions. This will let you know if the portions are right for you. 2. Save weight on the trail (if you'll be pot-cooking rather than using the packaging) by eliminating as much of the packaging as possible. 3. Items like Texas State Fair Chili and others containing cheese and chips really are best consumed within three months of production. Final unsolicited advice: If you thought you could make 10 miles and you're "finished" after 8, set up camp right there and enjoy yourself. Hiking's supposed to be fun, not a job!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We've been backpacking for many years and have seen so-called "trail food" evolve from stuff that was largely inedible (I still recall putting out the remains of one dinner which even the Ravens refused to eat! We had to bury it.) too real, easy-to-prep gourmet food, and Packit Gourmet is THE place to get it. For us meals like Texas State Fair Chili and several others are exceptional and more than enough for two trail-hungry eaters. I would offer three pieces of advice (assuming they make it past the "editors!"): 1. Always try your meals at home, prepping them according to the directions. This will let you know if the portions are right for you. 2. Save weight on the trail (if you'll be pot-cooking rather than using the packaging) by eliminating as much of the packaging as possible. 3. Items like Texas State Fair Chili and others containing cheese and chips really are best consumed within three months of production. Final unsolicited advice: If you thought you could make 10 miles and you're "finished" after 8, set up camp right there and enjoy yourself. Hiking's supposed to be fun, not a job!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I dont know how you guys do it but, keep doing it! I have been loyal to packit gourmet over the years and recently did a 40 mile hike on the A.T. and a few of my buddies got to experience the awesomeness of the one and only chili. I ran out of chili on the trail feeding my buddies. I turned all of them over to packit gourmet. You now have more loyal hikers. Thank you so much for the exceptional food.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Wow! Seriously changed my life :) This chili is everything in why I USED to love chili....sadley when my wife took over "making chili the right way" I could no longer stomach it. Thank you Packit Gourmet....more Texas date fair chili please!!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Absolutely delicious. Very filling. Ate this while sitting deep in the backcountry with temps of 18. Warmed me right up.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Wow all the hype is real, this tasted just like I cook at home and was really filling. Love it.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      As good as any chili I’ve eaten, very satisfying meal after a day of hiking

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    12 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 minutes

    Serving

    18 Ounces

  • Reviews (41)
  • 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 (41)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Totally lives up to the hype. Ranks up there with some of the tastiest chili I've had and it's trail ready! Stop thinking about it and buy some already.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Tried several backpacking chilis and most went into the trash. Hands down the best by far. We now understand the hype and reviews. First saw on YouTube "Husband Wife Outdoorlife". They were right!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We've been backpacking for many years and have seen so-called "trail food" evolve from stuff that was largely inedible (I still recall putting out the remains of one dinner which even the Ravens refused to eat! We had to bury it.) too real, easy-to-prep gourmet food, and Packit Gourmet is THE place to get it. For us meals like Texas State Fair Chili and several others are exceptional and more than enough for two trail-hungry eaters. I would offer three pieces of advice (assuming they make it past the "editors!"): 1. Always try your meals at home, prepping them according to the directions. This will let you know if the portions are right for you. 2. Save weight on the trail (if you'll be pot-cooking rather than using the packaging) by eliminating as much of the packaging as possible. 3. Items like Texas State Fair Chili and others containing cheese and chips really are best consumed within three months of production. Final unsolicited advice: If you thought you could make 10 miles and you're "finished" after 8, set up camp right there and enjoy yourself. Hiking's supposed to be fun, not a job!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We've been backpacking for many years and have seen so-called "trail food" evolve from stuff that was largely inedible (I still recall putting out the remains of one dinner which even the Ravens refused to eat! We had to bury it.) too real, easy-to-prep gourmet food, and Packit Gourmet is THE place to get it. For us meals like Texas State Fair Chili and several others are exceptional and more than enough for two trail-hungry eaters. I would offer three pieces of advice (assuming they make it past the "editors!"): 1. Always try your meals at home, prepping them according to the directions. This will let you know if the portions are right for you. 2. Save weight on the trail (if you'll be pot-cooking rather than using the packaging) by eliminating as much of the packaging as possible. 3. Items like Texas State Fair Chili and others containing cheese and chips really are best consumed within three months of production. Final unsolicited advice: If you thought you could make 10 miles and you're "finished" after 8, set up camp right there and enjoy yourself. Hiking's supposed to be fun, not a job!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I dont know how you guys do it but, keep doing it! I have been loyal to packit gourmet over the years and recently did a 40 mile hike on the A.T. and a few of my buddies got to experience the awesomeness of the one and only chili. I ran out of chili on the trail feeding my buddies. I turned all of them over to packit gourmet. You now have more loyal hikers. Thank you so much for the exceptional food.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Wow! Seriously changed my life :) This chili is everything in why I USED to love chili....sadley when my wife took over "making chili the right way" I could no longer stomach it. Thank you Packit Gourmet....more Texas date fair chili please!!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Absolutely delicious. Very filling. Ate this while sitting deep in the backcountry with temps of 18. Warmed me right up.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Wow all the hype is real, this tasted just like I cook at home and was really filling. Love it.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      As good as any chili I’ve eaten, very satisfying meal after a day of hiking

    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 (41)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Totally lives up to the hype. Ranks up there with some of the tastiest chili I've had and it's trail ready! Stop thinking about it and buy some already.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Tried several backpacking chilis and most went into the trash. Hands down the best by far. We now understand the hype and reviews. First saw on YouTube "Husband Wife Outdoorlife". They were right!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We've been backpacking for many years and have seen so-called "trail food" evolve from stuff that was largely inedible (I still recall putting out the remains of one dinner which even the Ravens refused to eat! We had to bury it.) too real, easy-to-prep gourmet food, and Packit Gourmet is THE place to get it. For us meals like Texas State Fair Chili and several others are exceptional and more than enough for two trail-hungry eaters. I would offer three pieces of advice (assuming they make it past the "editors!"): 1. Always try your meals at home, prepping them according to the directions. This will let you know if the portions are right for you. 2. Save weight on the trail (if you'll be pot-cooking rather than using the packaging) by eliminating as much of the packaging as possible. 3. Items like Texas State Fair Chili and others containing cheese and chips really are best consumed within three months of production. Final unsolicited advice: If you thought you could make 10 miles and you're "finished" after 8, set up camp right there and enjoy yourself. Hiking's supposed to be fun, not a job!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We've been backpacking for many years and have seen so-called "trail food" evolve from stuff that was largely inedible (I still recall putting out the remains of one dinner which even the Ravens refused to eat! We had to bury it.) too real, easy-to-prep gourmet food, and Packit Gourmet is THE place to get it. For us meals like Texas State Fair Chili and several others are exceptional and more than enough for two trail-hungry eaters. I would offer three pieces of advice (assuming they make it past the "editors!"): 1. Always try your meals at home, prepping them according to the directions. This will let you know if the portions are right for you. 2. Save weight on the trail (if you'll be pot-cooking rather than using the packaging) by eliminating as much of the packaging as possible. 3. Items like Texas State Fair Chili and others containing cheese and chips really are best consumed within three months of production. Final unsolicited advice: If you thought you could make 10 miles and you're "finished" after 8, set up camp right there and enjoy yourself. Hiking's supposed to be fun, not a job!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I dont know how you guys do it but, keep doing it! I have been loyal to packit gourmet over the years and recently did a 40 mile hike on the A.T. and a few of my buddies got to experience the awesomeness of the one and only chili. I ran out of chili on the trail feeding my buddies. I turned all of them over to packit gourmet. You now have more loyal hikers. Thank you so much for the exceptional food.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Wow! Seriously changed my life :) This chili is everything in why I USED to love chili....sadley when my wife took over "making chili the right way" I could no longer stomach it. Thank you Packit Gourmet....more Texas date fair chili please!!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Absolutely delicious. Very filling. Ate this while sitting deep in the backcountry with temps of 18. Warmed me right up.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Wow all the hype is real, this tasted just like I cook at home and was really filling. Love it.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      As good as any chili I’ve eaten, very satisfying meal after a day of hiking

    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 (41)

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Totally lives up to the hype. Ranks up there with some of the tastiest chili I've had and it's trail ready! Stop thinking about it and buy some already.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Tried several backpacking chilis and most went into the trash. Hands down the best by far. We now understand the hype and reviews. First saw on YouTube "Husband Wife Outdoorlife". They were right!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We've been backpacking for many years and have seen so-called "trail food" evolve from stuff that was largely inedible (I still recall putting out the remains of one dinner which even the Ravens refused to eat! We had to bury it.) too real, easy-to-prep gourmet food, and Packit Gourmet is THE place to get it. For us meals like Texas State Fair Chili and several others are exceptional and more than enough for two trail-hungry eaters. I would offer three pieces of advice (assuming they make it past the "editors!"): 1. Always try your meals at home, prepping them according to the directions. This will let you know if the portions are right for you. 2. Save weight on the trail (if you'll be pot-cooking rather than using the packaging) by eliminating as much of the packaging as possible. 3. Items like Texas State Fair Chili and others containing cheese and chips really are best consumed within three months of production. Final unsolicited advice: If you thought you could make 10 miles and you're "finished" after 8, set up camp right there and enjoy yourself. Hiking's supposed to be fun, not a job!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      We've been backpacking for many years and have seen so-called "trail food" evolve from stuff that was largely inedible (I still recall putting out the remains of one dinner which even the Ravens refused to eat! We had to bury it.) too real, easy-to-prep gourmet food, and Packit Gourmet is THE place to get it. For us meals like Texas State Fair Chili and several others are exceptional and more than enough for two trail-hungry eaters. I would offer three pieces of advice (assuming they make it past the "editors!"): 1. Always try your meals at home, prepping them according to the directions. This will let you know if the portions are right for you. 2. Save weight on the trail (if you'll be pot-cooking rather than using the packaging) by eliminating as much of the packaging as possible. 3. Items like Texas State Fair Chili and others containing cheese and chips really are best consumed within three months of production. Final unsolicited advice: If you thought you could make 10 miles and you're "finished" after 8, set up camp right there and enjoy yourself. Hiking's supposed to be fun, not a job!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      I dont know how you guys do it but, keep doing it! I have been loyal to packit gourmet over the years and recently did a 40 mile hike on the A.T. and a few of my buddies got to experience the awesomeness of the one and only chili. I ran out of chili on the trail feeding my buddies. I turned all of them over to packit gourmet. You now have more loyal hikers. Thank you so much for the exceptional food.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Wow! Seriously changed my life :) This chili is everything in why I USED to love chili....sadley when my wife took over "making chili the right way" I could no longer stomach it. Thank you Packit Gourmet....more Texas date fair chili please!!!

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Absolutely delicious. Very filling. Ate this while sitting deep in the backcountry with temps of 18. Warmed me right up.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      Wow all the hype is real, this tasted just like I cook at home and was really filling. Love it.

    • 5

      5.0 Fork Rating

      by

      As good as any chili I’ve eaten, very satisfying meal after a day of hiking

    Cooking Method

    just add water

    Water Required

    12 ounces

    Temperature

    boiling water

    Cook time

    10 minutes

    Serving

    18 Ounces