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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  • 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!

  • 5
    Montana Chili

    Posted by Edda R on Feb 2nd 2021

    I wanted to tell you how great your chili is. I am not a chili fan and only make it for my husband. I generally just get a brick of chili and add some jalapenos as my husband likes it spicy. My sister told me about your chili mix and insisted I buy some - she said it is the best chili she has ever eaten. She suggested that I make it with 1 lb of HB meat and 1/2 lb of spicy sausage. So I did and darn if she wasn't right. I made some for hubby and when I tasted it I could not stop eating it. I have been making Frito chili pies, chili dogs, chili cheeseburgers and smothered burritos.

  • 4
    Classic Chili

    Posted by John on Nov 4th 2020

    This is a great tasting soup!

  • 5
    Montana chili

    Posted by Lisa Christensen on Oct 26th 2020

    This has to be some of the very best chili we've ever eaten. The flavors are outstanding and it was incredibly easy to make.

  • 5
    Classic Chili

    Posted by Albina L on Mar 20th 2020

    I always make my own soups and chili from scratch but thought to buy a chili mix so I don’t have containers of spices sitting around and going to waste. Well this Montana Creekside Classic Chili mix is near perfect. It has the right amount of spices and not overpowering. The amount of onions, beans, etc. is also perfect and I love the fact that I had to add my own salt. I served the chili with jasmine rice and it was perfect. I will be buying more mixes from Anderson House.

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