GIFT IN A JAR: FAMILY CHILI MIX
They say it is a good thing to have in the pantry as a back up or if they need a last minute dinner to take some where since it is so easy to make.
- 1 qt
- canning jar, wide mouth if possible
- 3 c
- kidney beans, dry
- ~~seasoning packet makings:
- 2 Tbsp
- onion, dried, minced
- 3 Tbsp
- chili powder
- 1 Tbsp
- garlic, dried, minced (can sub powder if no mince available)
- 1 tsp
- oregano, dried
- 2 tsp
- 1/2 tsp
- cayenne pepper (optional)
- ~~additional recipe makings (receiver adds):
- 1 can(s)
- tomato sauce (8 oz)
- 2 can(s)
- tomatoes, diced (14 oz)
- 1 lb
- ground beef
- 10 c
- *****see note at bottom
How to Make GIFT IN A JAR: FAMILY CHILI MIX
- 1YOUR PART - FILL THE JAR:
Take and place all the things listed under seasoning packet and seal them up in a zip lock bag. I find that the "SNACK" size works well for me. If you do not have a zip lock then place in a any plastic bag you have and close as tightly as you can.
- 2Take your beans and start to fill your jar part way. Place the packet in the middle and continute fill with beans till you have the packet covered and can only see beans from all sides of the jar and maybe a little bag from the top of the jar.
- 3When done seal with lid and ring. You may want to fancy it up with a piece of cloth around the top and some ribbon to attach it and the instructions.
- 4TO THE MIX IT SELF/ PRINT IT OUT LIKE THIS FOR YOUR GUEST:
1 JAR CHILI MIX
1 (8 OZ) CAN TOMATO SAUCE
2 (14 OZ) CANS DICED TOMATOES
1 LB GROUND BEEF
10 CUPS WATER
- 5Remove seasoning packet from the chili mix and set aside. Rinse and check beans then set in a large pot. Add the water and seasoning.
Cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours; in the mean time, brown the meat drainning of the fat. Add the meat, tomatoes, and sauce to the beans. Simmer it all together for 20 to 30 minutes to blend the flavors.
- 6~~~~~ Good side note: I give a box of Jiffy corn bread mix or if I have on hand a home made jar of corn bread mix it give it instead.
- 7*****NOTE: If you have a Food Saver System with a large jar seal attachment you can use it to seal wide mouth jars and give them as gifts. There is also a regular size seal but it is easier to fill the wide. When filling jars I find that when doing layers that if you press/compress them you can get every thing in that is needed to get in. I find a canning muddier/press works good for me ;( The picture above is sealed and was a item at a Christmas bizarre)