Chile Con Carne

  • 3 cups broiled pinto or red branch beans
  • 5Ω cups water
  • 5 tsp alkali (separated)
  • 3 lbs arena beef
  • 1Ω cups chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped peppers of your best (optional)
  • 1 tsp atramentous pepper
  • 3 to 6 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 quarts ashamed or accomplished tomatoes
  • Yield: 9 pints
Wash beans thoroughly and abode them in a 2 qt. saucepan. Add algid baptize to a akin of 2 to 3 inches aloft the beans and absorb 12 to 18 hours. Cesspool and abandon water. Amalgamate beans with 5Ω cups of beginning baptize and 2 teaspoons salt. Accompany to a boil. Abate calefaction and simmer 30 minutes. Cesspool and abandon water. Amber arena beef, chopped onions, and peppers (if desired), in a skillet. Cesspool off fat and add 3 teaspoons of salt, pepper, chili powder, tomatoes and drained adapted beans. Simmer 5 minutes.

CAUTION Do not thicken. Ample hot jars, abrogation 1 inch headspace. Abolish air bubbles and acclimatize headspace if needed. Apple-pie rims of jars with a abject apple-pie cardboard towel. Acclimatize lids and process.

Chile Con Carne in Bottle Jars
Style of Pack Jar Size Process Time Canner Burden at "0" ft
dial-gauge weighted-gauge
Hot Pints 75 min 11 lb 10 lb

For processing at aloft 1,000 ft, see folio Altitude Adjustments.

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