Montana Creekside Classic Chili

Homemade in Minutes


Montana Creekside Classic Chili uses ancho, cayenne, and a whole japones pepper to provide a medium-heat and smoky richness to this meaty Western-style chili. The dehydrated pinto beans allow for a quick and robust 45 minute meal.

Nutrition: Clean Label, Nothing Artificial, No Added Salt, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan Friendly.
Serves: 6

Cooktime: 45 Minutes

Heat: Mild

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Pinto Bean, Bell Pepper, Onion, Paprika, Cumin, Ancho Chile, Coriander, Garlic, Oregano, Cayenne Pepper, Chile Pepper.

Nutrition: Clean Label, Nothing Artificial, No Added Salt, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan Friendly.

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 ½ lbs Ground chuck*
  • 12 oz Beef broth
  • 14.50 oz Can peitite diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp each of salt and freshly ground black pepper

*May reduce ground chuck to one pound, if preferred

  1. Heat oil in a 4 quart pot.
  2. Add ground chuck and brown thoroughly over medium to medium-high heat.
  3. Stir in contents of Montana Creekside Classic Chili Mix for 30 seconds.
  4. Add in tomatoes, broth, vinegar and sugar. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Cover and simmer on low for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove the whole japones pepper.
  7. Serve with optional toppings of sour cream and shredded cheese or sliced avocado with cornbread on the side.

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Product Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by L from PNW on May 5th 2024

    This is currently our favorite mix. Cooking time isn’t too long, so something you could decide to make without too much planning (assuming you have the beef and broth on hand all the time). Really appreciate that the beans don’t need a lot of prep. The seasoning is perfect (we leave out the whole chile, or cook in the last half of cook time if we want a little more heat). Reminds me of the chili from a childhood restaurant.

  • 5
    I will never make chili from scratch again!

    Posted by Rebekah on Jan 3rd 2024

    Holy cats this chili is SLAMMING. It’s spicy and flavorful and the best chili I’ve ever had. I will never make chili from scratch again.

  • 5
    Classic Chili is delicious

    Posted by Judy on Jul 15th 2023

    Made this for dinner tonight using leftover pork tenderloin. Added avocado and sour cream to the bowl and my husband gobbled it up! Amazing taste and so simple to make!

  • 5
    Turned Me Into A Soup Lover

    Posted by MJ on Jun 28th 2023

    I have made your chili & Tortilla Soup offerings & they are fantastic! Altho I’m not a soup fan the package looked so scrumptious that I tried the Tortilla soup during a winter storm in ‘21! I can’t get enough & it’s so nutritious. Thanks for the fine selection of Mexican & American favorites! They rate 5 Olés from me.

  • 5
    Montana Creekside Classic Chili

    Posted by Maureen Waltman on Feb 5th 2023

    This chili is the best! So easy to make and tastes fantastic, not too spicey, just the right amount of zip to it. I suggest making two batches because when I made this for the first time, I did not have any leftovers. It was gone!

  • 5
    Amazing Montana Creekside Chili!

    Posted by Lisa on Sep 8th 2021

    I happened to grab a pack of your Creekside Chili mix when I was traveling thru Kansas. I couldn't believe how clean your ingredients were and I was intrigued at the idea of chili from a bag. I am happy to say it is probably the best chili I've ever had the pleasure of tasting! Your seasoning blend is perfection! I had to find the website to see where I can get more. We just finished ordering the Bakers dozen and 4 of those were the Chili packs. Thank you for a great quality product that I can enjoy and know its good for us!

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