Chili Con Carne

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I can this very basic recipe in pints so we can have home-cooked chili for chili dogs quickly, without having leftovers. You could vary the meat, use fresh onion rather than dried or home canned tomatoes instead of purchased sauce.

Chili Con Carne

6 1/2 cup pinto beans, soaked overnight
7 1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp salt, divided
2 pounds ground beef
1 1/2 Tbsp dried minced onion
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
3 Tbsp chili powder
10 1/2 cups tomato sauce
Drain beans and rinse. Cover with fresh water and 1 heaping Tbsp of salt. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. When done, drain. Return to pot.

Meanwhile, cook ground beef and onion till done. Drain fat. Add beef, remaining salt, pepper, chili powder and tomatoes to the beans in pot. Simmer together for 5 minutes. Do not thicken.

Prepare jars, lids and rings.

Fill hot jars to 1" headspace. Process pints 75 minutes, quarts, 90 minutes. Yield is about 18 pints.