Celebrate National Chili Day by Making Hi Mountain Seasonings’ Famous Chili

Riverton, WY (Feb. 5, 2024) — There is nothing better to eat on a cold winter’s day than a fiery fare of Hi Mountain Seasonings chili. This dish is equally fitting this time of year because National Chili Day falls smack in the middle of the coldest time of the year. This “day of chili” is celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday of February – February 22nd this year. 

National Chili Day was created in 2006 by Rich Kelly, the owner of the Hard Times Café in Arlington, TX. Since then, it has spread across America and is celebrated annually at potlucks and cookoffs that chili lovers take very seriously. Hi Mountain Seasonings Chili seasoning, a zesty blend of authentic flavors including chili pepper, cumin, garlic, salt, black pepper, paprika, turmeric and onion, has become so popular that the company’s own chili recipe is printed on its label.  This mouthwatering recipe is easy to make and can be prepared with game or store-bought meat.

Chili warms you inside and out, it’s filling, easy to make, and nutritious. So, as the temperatures drop and National Chili Day approaches, warm yourself, your family, and your friends up with a bowl of delicious Hi Mountain Seasonings’ scrumptious chili. The HMS Chili Seasoning is available in a 7.4 oz bottle for a suggested retail price of $10.99. You can get your secret ingredient to make a batch of hearty, rich HMS chili by visiting https://himtnjerky.com/ or visiting a retailer nearby.

You’ll find so much more on the Hi Mountain Seasonings website, https://himtnjerky.com/, including a seemingly endless array of other seasonings, marinades, kits, free recipes, and so much more, all guaranteed to help you create the most delicious meals from your hard-earned wild game and fish harvest you’ve ever had. Why not check it out today? Just Click Here.

About Hi Mountain Seasonings: Located in the heart of Wyoming, Hi Mountain Seasonings was founded in 1991 and is America’s premier manufacturer of homemade jerky and sausage kits. Hi Mountain Seasonings has successfully captured distinct, traditional Western flavors in its jerky cure & seasonings, Western-style seasonings, bacon cures, snackin’ stick kits, dressings & dips, and much, much more. The company also offers field dressing and prep and cooking tools. For additional information, write: Hi Mountain Seasonings, 1000 College View Drive, Riverton, WY 82501; call toll-free 1-800-829-2285; or visit the company website at www.himtnjerky.com.

A Side of Trivia to Go with Your Chili

*A green chili pod has as much vitamin C as six oranges.  
*Some cultures put chili powder in their shoes to keep their feet warm.
*The first chili cook-off occurred in 1967 in Terlingua, Texas, a border town about 400 miles west of Chili’s alleged birthplace, San Antonio. It ended in a tie between a native Texan and a New Yorker, but chili cook-offs are still held there today.
*Hot chili peppers burn calories by triggering a thermodynamic burn in the body, which speeds up the metabolism.
*Chili pepper color is a function of ripeness. Green peppers are usually not fully ripe, and the same pepper could be green, yellow, orange, or red, depending on its level of ripeness.
*According to Wikipedia, the first documented recipe for chili con carne is dated September 2, 1519.

Hi Mountain Seasonings Chili Recipe


11/2 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)


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

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