Fresh Ingredients

No Additives or Preservatives

Hand-crafted in small batches

The Chilis

Hand crafted to draw out and blend the essence of every ingredient into a symphony of flavor. Simply amazing!

Beef Chili


Every spoonful is chock full of STEAK in an aromatic sauce of fresh peppers, organic tomatoes, kidney beans and select spices that give it fantastic flavor with just enough heat to warm, not burn you! 210 calories per serving. (Gluten free)
Chicken Chili


A mouthwatering, zesty combination of colorful peppers and white beans, with loads of roasted chicken in every bite. A clear winner for the body-builder and weight lifter at 30 grams of protein and 270 calories per serving! (Gluten free)

Vegan Chili


A robust and satisfying chili (that has fooled many a carnivore) with 3 kinds of beans, lots of fresh peppers, organic tomatoes, exotic spices and non-GMO soy crumbles. All this at only 150 calories per serving.
Coney Sauce


Lean ground beef in a thick, rich, savory sauce with spices that elevate a hot dog to new heights. None better anywhere! Only 45 calories per serving.
(Gluten free)


For our HEAT SEEKERS and those looking for flavorful and artfully blended pepper purees. Made from fresh Ohio grown peppers. These are a great complement to our chilies and make wonderful gifts for those who want to add zest to any of their own culinary creations!

Baked Goods

Iron Skillet Corn Bread

Iron Skillet Cornbread

A great compliment to your favorite chili!

Why Just Chili?

JC and Charlane Lasmanis

JC and Charlane Lasmanis

To make great chili that is both delicious and nutritious requires the freshest ingredients, with no additives or preservatives, and perfection in the preparation. The way we’ve combined these elements is what makes our chili Craft Chili.

Everywhere we lived over the years we looked for, but never found, the “one place” for great chili. When we moved to Columbus, a city known for its tailgating, outstanding food, and great restaurants, we had high hopes of finally finding that “one great chili place”.

After two years of searching we determined that Columbus was just as unsatisfying as everywhere else. Then when we saw that Columbus Monthly’s ‘Best Of’ edition didn’t even mention chili — let alone list it — we knew it was time . . . time to stop lookin’ and start cookin’!

Our four Craft Chili recipes: Classic Cubed Beef, White Chicken, Vegan and Coney Sauce, are more than enough to satisfy Columbus because they span the spectrum of dietary needs and please every palate!

Oh, and why do we say “Simply Amazing?” Because the most frequently heard word from people tasting our Craft Chili for the first time was, “Amazing!” They added, “excellent,” “the best,” “wow,” “what a clean taste”, “really great” . . . and on, and on. But, by far, the most frequent first word was “amazing!”

Taste and see for yourself — JC’s Just Chili Craft Chilies are Simply Amazing!

Why Just Carry Out?

Great chili is an “at home” comfort food, because up until now that is the only place you could find it, and it’s always the best place to enjoy it! Just say “chili” in a group and everyone immediately tells you who makes the good stuff – co-workers, wives, husbands, grandmothers, aunts, uncles and an occasional fraternity brother!! It’s never where you can get great chili, it’s who they know that makes great chili. Well, now you know!

WE DO: JC’s Just Chili
WHERE: 1617 W 5th Ave, Columbus, Ohio
HOW: Order by phone – 614-867-5016, Online, or just stop by!
AND THEN: Just heat and eat! It’s that easy.

JC’s – The Event Chili

What is an event? An event is where you’ll serve JC’s chili — a quick lunch, an office-wide lunch, a gathering of family and friends, tailgating, or a fundraiser for your favorite organization. Putting JC’s on the table will make any occasion an event.

For a delicious and nutritious lunch we offer the “Lunch Special”, five individual 8 oz servings of your favorite JC’s chili in a microwavable container. Grab one out of the freezer in the morning, pop it in a microwave at lunch, and enjoy! But, beware the envious glares.

“I love walking back to my office with my hot lunch size JC’s chili – people walk by and go “Wow, that smells good!”Brent S. - Our most dedicated, sport-diet, Lunch Specials customer.
For your larger gatherings, where dietary requirements and taste preferences can vary greatly, no one is left out when you serve all of the varieties of JC’s chili. Feeding a group – large or small – is a breeze with one-stop shopping: Four varieties of JC’s chili, corn bread and fantastic desert offerings. Don’t forget all the fixings that go with a great bowl of JC’s chili – fresh onions, select grated cheeses, fresh cilantro and lime, sour cream and chips. It doesn’t get any easier or tastier!

“Your chili was the hit of the weekend! My brother said several times that it was the best chili he’s ever had, and of course
I said, ‘yes I told you so!’”

Matt D. - family gathering of 24.





Simply select the quantity for each size you would like by filling in the boxes.

Chili Pricing

Cup (8 oz) Pint (16 oz) Quart (32 oz) Lunch Special:
(5) 8 oz packages
Classic Beef $6.75 $12.50 $25.00 $30.00
Coney Sauce $6.75 $12.50 $25.00 N/A
Chicken $6.50 $12.00 $24.00 $30.00
Vegan $6.50 $12.00 $24.00 $30.00


One Half Dozen Baker's Dozen (13)
Cornbread $2.00 $11.00 $23.00
Butterscotch Squares $2.00 $11.00 $22.00
Chocolate Brownies $2.00 $11.00 $23.00
Raisin Oatmeal Cookies $2.00 $11.00 $23.00


Green Torcher $6.50
Red Torcher $6.50
Gift Set $14.00

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