Beef Chili


Yamnuska Backcountry Kitchen’s Beef Chili is hand-crafted from Alberta beef simmered in its own juices with cumin, chill powder, tangy kalamata olives, plum tomatoes, and red kidney beans.

When served with brown rice included in the package, you have a nutritious and delicious dinner that’s easy to prepare; it’s a must-have on our backcountry adventures. Mix in some shredded sharp cheddar cheese just prior to serving and add hot sauce to dial up the heat,

Warning – prepare this meal well away from other campers or you will likely be asked to share your dinner!

Serves: 1  Portion Size: 135 g  Calories:  590

65 in stock (can be backordered)

SKU: YAM57305 Category:

Recipe Inspiration and History

Beef Chili was one of the first meals we ever dehydrated and the recipe is so old we are not sure we can even call it a classic! Although we have made minor adjustments to the recipe over the years, it remains much the same as when we first served it to our guests over 40 years ago.

Nutritional Notes for Beef Chili Dehydrated Dinner

  • Excellent source of dietary fibre (21 g Total Fat)
  • Excellent source of protein
  • Excellent source of calcium
  • Excellent Source of Iron

Suggestions for Serving our Beef Chili

  • Served with instant brown rice (included)
  • Add shredded old cheddar cheese (not included)
  • Add some of your favourite hot sauce to turn up the heat.
  • Serve with garlic bread for added enjoyment and calories.

Preparation Instructions for 1 package(135 g) of Beef Chili

Keeping hydrated is even more critical when you consume foods that have had their moisture removed to keep from spoiling outside of the fridge and freezer. Proper re-hydration prior to consumption is very important. In high impact or long endurance activities, keeping your body properly hydrated is challenging and can on its own create issues with energy levels, strength and concentration. We have some tips for staying hydrated in the backcountry.

  • Mix contents of package and 650ml of water in a 1 L pot.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cover, turn off heat, and let stand 15 minutes or longer.
  • Return the mixture to boil,
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes. Times vary depending on altitude and temperature.
  • Continue to rehydrate until the desired texture is achieved.
  • Season to your personal taste & serve.

Nutrition Facts per 1 package (135 g) of our Beef Chili Dinner

Portion Size 135 g  (1 portion)

  • Calories 590
  • Fat 21 g (28 %)
    • Saturated Fat 5 g + Trans 0.4 g (27 %)
  • Carbohydrate 75 g
    • Fibre 13 g (46 %)
    • Sugar 10 g (10 %)
  • Protein 30 g
  • Cholesterol 55 mg
  • Sodium 960 mg (42 %)
  • Potassium 850 mg (25 %)
  • Calcium 225 mg (17 %)
  • Iron 9 mg (50 %)

Ingredients List for Beef Chili

Pre-cooked whole long grain rice, Tomato (tomatoes, tomato juice, salt, calcium chloride, citric acid), Kidney beans (red kidney beans, salt, disodium EDTA), Beef, Onion, Kalamata olives (kalamata olives, salt, red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil), Beef concentrated base [beef stock (water, beef stock), sugars (maltodextrin, sugar), salt, yeast extract, onion powder, natural flavour, beef extract, beef fat, dimethylpolysiloxane, silicon dioxide], Dijon mustard (vinegar, mustard seed, salt, chardonnay wine, citric acid, tartaric acid, spices, turmeric), Canola oil, Garlic [garlic, citric acid, potassium borbate (a preservative), sulphites], Lemon juice (concentrated lemon juice, sulphites, lemon oil), Spices, Herbs.

Contains: Mustard, Sulfites.

Manufactured in a facility that also processes: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Peanuts, Soy, Fish, and Nuts.

Additional information

Weight135 g
Dimensions150 × 35 × 200 mm

Meat-based Diet

Food Preferences

No Added Dairy, No Added Gluten, No Corn, No Egg, No Fish, No Nuts, No Peanuts, No Pork, No Soy