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Taylor’s Mexican Chili Company Inc.

Taylor's Chili Parlor 217-854-7516

Ed Jr.

Taylor's Mexican Chili Company Inc. has an exciting history that dates back over 100 years. During the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, Charles O. Taylor worked at the Mexican National Exposition where he learned to prepare and enjoy many authentic Mexican dishes.


Upon returning home to Carlinville, IL, he came to the aid of a Mexican stranger. To repay the kindness, he taught Mr. Taylor how to make carne y frijoles, just as his mother had taught him in old Mexico. That recipe became the foundation for Taylor's Mexican chili with beans.


Ecstatic with the new dish, Mr. Taylor opened a small chili parlor in the fall of 1904 on W. Main Street. After several expansions, a canning operation began in the 1930s. Through four generations, the Taylor family has overseen every aspect of the operation

When Mr. Taylor began his business in 1904, he made a solemn promise, "Only the finest ingredients will be used in any product with my name on it." To this day, we have kept his promise and we only use 100% USDA Choice Sirloin beef in our Taylor's Gourmet Chili with Beans and we never use binders or fillers.


After procuring the finest spices available, we simmer them with the sirloin in small batches and then pack this special sauce in a container separate from our premium red beans.


Our packaging method keeps the rich old fashioned flavor of the sauce and the beans fresh and distinct.

Step back in time and experience a taste that you've been missing. If you serve Taylor's Mexican Chili with unsalted crackers, you can enjoy the flavor that Mr. Taylor created in 1904.


Enjoy a taste of old Mexico tonight. Pick up a can of Taylor’s Mexican Chili today! Each 21.5 oz can is hand packaged and are available for shipping in 4, 6, 8, 12, and 24 can cases.


Tasty Mexican cuisine since 1904

Over 100 years of quality

Dedicated to quality


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