Sunday, April 11, 2010

My New Canner and Canned Chili Meat

Yeah!  I used my new canner today for the first time.  I canned my chili meat.  I decided on using pint jars, since our chili meal will have added beans, rice, and cheese.  So I think 1 pint will provide for my family of 4 quite easily.

I used 4 lbs ground beef, 4 diced onion, 4 large cloves of diced garlic, 4 cans of diced tomatoes.  And I mixed up my own chili seasoning, using 1/3 cup cumin, 1/4 cup chili powder, 4 tsp salt, 1 tbsp cilantro.  It made 7 pints with a little left over, which my husband gladly taste tested for me.  He said it was delicious!

I'll consider that an afternoon well spent.

1 comment:

  1. One of the chili cans did not seal. So later that night, I cooked up some rice and served our chili, rice, and shredded cheddar cheese, and a scoop of sour cream.
    "DELICIOUS" was the verdict. Even my baby kept signing "more, more."
    The one pint fed 2 adults, one little boy, with one spoon-ful for the baby to mix in her rice. So perfect for our current needs!