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™
all interior packets and natural desiccants (2 total) from main meal pouch and chip packet.
1-1/2 cup (12 oz / 354 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.
air from pouch and seal.
for 10 minutes.
Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required.
with corn chips, cheddar-jack cheese and spice it up with Texas Pete Hot Sauce!
your Texas State Fair Chili!
Ingredients & Nutrition
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
CONDIMENTS NOT REFLECTED IN NUTRITION: Texas Pete Hot Sauce Packet
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])
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
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.
Just tried the State Fair Chili and is was delicious! Fantastic flavor and great texture.
I took the Texas State Fair Chili with me on a 4-day backpacking & climbing trip to Como Lake in Colorado and I saved it for the evening after I climbed Blanca Peak. I knew I would need the 680 calories this meal packs in order to recuperate. This chili was absolutely delicious. The flavor and texture were right on the mark. Again, another meal by Packit Gourmet that had a lot of thought and love put into it.
I made it at home. It exceeded expectations. Great flavor, spiciness (customizable) and texture. It rehydrated very well. The crumbled fritos and cheese made it extra special. I'm packing one to take up to the Eastern Sierras this week. I'll probably pack this on every trip.
Excellent! I think this might be my favorite meal! I would actually just eat this at home-it was soo good.
This is my favorite meal so far from PG and that says a lot because I have had a few. It would be great on its on but the additions of the hot sauce packet and corn chips and cheese made it perfect. I took it up to Grayson Highlands this past weekend and with 40 degree evening temperatures it warmed me up and hit the spot.
I got this chili as a Christmas gift. I ate it this weekend on a camping trip and it was great! In fact, it was the best add water and eat-in-a bag meal that I have ever purchased. Nothing was crunchy. I was sure to get the water boiling with my MSR Pocket Rocket and to put my meal in the cozy. I am sold on the cozy. My meal was delicious and more than enough for one person. Two people with average appetites could eat a packet with a side dish. Please offer more meals that are sodium conscious. Even if I hike, sweat, and burn calories, I still have to watch my sodium intake. Some of your meals have just too much sodium for me. Could you make some more low sodium choices?
WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW. I love cooking in and out of camp and started experimenting with dehydrated ingredients to make some of my favorites at camp without all the refrigeration. That's how I found this site. Other backpacking meals leave a lot to be desired. This CHILE is AMAZING! I can't wait to share it with my scouts. I have a canoe trip next week, and if I could get more for them I would. Can't wait to try the rest.
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.
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!
just add water