Thursday, October 3, 2013

Chili Hot Beans

I've been wanting to can some Chili Hot Beans for a while now since we eat a lot of chili during the winter. I have finally found the time and a decent recipe that works for me. I wanted to use something along the lines of "Ben's Beans" which is using dried beans without soaking them as I don't have a lot of time on my hands these days. So here's what I have came up with and it works out really great.

Chili Hot Beans

Ingredients per pint jar:
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 teaspoon onion, diced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon jalpenos, diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
pinch of crushed red peppers
dash of hot pepper sauce (Louisiana)
1/2 cup small red beans (Pinto Beans), rinsed

In prepared sterilized jars add tomato sauce, vegetables and spices, add rinsed beans. Then add boiling water leaving 1 inch head space.

 I give my jars a nice stir to keep the seasonings from clumping up. Clean rims of jars with wet paper towel: affix two piece caps. Process in pressure caner 10 lbs. for (pints) 75 minutes.

If you want to do quarts you will need to double the recipe and process at 10 lbs. pressure for 90 minutes.

Happy Canning

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  1. I'm going to try this. Do you think adding 1/4 cup browned ground meat to this would be a problem?

  2. I have canned chili before just brown your meat and rinse most of the grease off. They will be fine. Just make sure that you pressure it long enough for the meat. Remember that you must can it for the longest amount of time for each item included. That would be the meat at this point.

  3. I'm so glad I found your blog. I've just started canning recently and have been looking for a chili bean recipe similar to Bush's chili beans. I think this will be close. My question is if I wanted to do quarts, would I double the recipe then process at 10lbs for 90mins?

  4. I'm sorry i didn't see the last sentence. lol thank you.

  5. is it possible to use canned and or frozen tomatoes with this? (I froze alot of tomatoes to make soups this summer-no time to can everything!)

  6. I just wanna make sure that you use fresh, uncooked beans for this recipe, correct???

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  8. Correct! I just wash them really good then proceed with recipe as written.