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Chili for Chilly Weather

One of my favorite dishes for winter’s blustery days is chili.

Coast to Coast, winter is here, and they are starting as winter’s coldest months. Nothing warms us up like chili in wintery storms and cold weather. Nobody does chilly weather chili quite like Hi Mountain Seasonings, who shared this chili recipe.

As the temperatures drop, warm yourself, your family, and your friends up with a bowl of this delicious mouthwatering chili.

Origin of Chili:

Chili dates all the way back to the early 1600s. There are plentiful tales and myths surrounding this popular dish.

One popular legend tells of Sister Mary of Agreda, a Spanish Nun, who supernaturally appeared to the Native Americans and gave them the first chili recipe filled with chili peppers, venison, onions, and tomatoes.

There is also an old legend that tells of immigrants from the Canary Islands bringing a chili recipe with them to San Antonio, where they settled in the early 1700s.

Chili was a popular dish with cowboys and Western frontier pioneers.

In the 1800s, Chili stands in San Antonio were popular.

The World’s Fair in Chicago featured chili at the Sant Antonio Chili Stand.

Regardless of its origin, chili is now a household name and a popular dish nationwide. Texans love chili so much that in 1977 chili was named the official state dish by the Texas legislature.

Chili warms you inside and out, and its filling is easy to make and nutritious. 

As the temperatures drop, warm yourself, your family, and your friends up with a bowl of this delicious mouthwatering chili.

Hi Mountain Seasonings Chili Recipe


1-1/2 lbs. ground beef or venison

 6 Tbsp. Hi Mountain Chili Seasoning

 1 medium onion

 1 can diced tomatoes

 2 cups of your favorite salsa

 1 16oz. can dark red kidney beans (drained)

 2 16 oz. cans of chili beans (pinto beans in chili sauce)


 How to Make Hi Mountain Seasonings Chili:

Cook meat on medium/low with diced onion and Hi Mountain Chili Seasoning until pink is gone from the meat. Add the remaining ingredients. Simmer on low stirring occasionally. Simmer at least one hour before serving.

About Hi Mountain:

In 2017, Hi Mountain Seasonings launched its famous Chili Seasoning.

Founded in 1991 and located in the heart of Wyoming, Hi Mountain Seasonings is the premier manufacturer of homemade jerky and sausage kits. The brand has successfully captured distinct, traditional Western flavors in its jerky cure & seasonings, Western-style seasonings, bacon cures, and other products that make up the unique line of Western gourmet seasonings. 

Hi Mountain products also can be found at high-end sporting-goods stores, farm-and-ranch stores, and many local grocery stores.

Other great recipes using Hi Mountain Seasonings’ products, cooking tips, instructional videos, and their product line can be found at


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