---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
  
       Title: Chili Con Carne
  Categories: Soup/stew, Canning
       Yield: 9 pints
  
       3 c  Dried pinto beans
            -OR- red kidney beans
   5 1/2 c  Water
       5 ts Salt (separated)
       3 lb Ground beef
   1 1/2 c  Chopped onion
       1 c  Chopped peppers
            -of your choice (optional)
       1 ts Black pepper
       3 tb -Chili powder, or up to...
       6 tb Chili powder
       2 qt Crushed or whole tomatoes
  
   Yield: 9 pints
   
   Procedure:Wash beans thoroughly and place them in a 2 qt sausepan. Add
   cold water to a level of 2 to 3 inches above the beans and soak 12 to 18
   hours. Drain and dischard water. Combine beans with 5-1/2 cups of fresh
   water, and 2 teaspoons salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat simmer 30
   minutes. Drain and discard water. Brown ground beef, chopped onions,
   and peppers, if desired, in a skillet. Drain off fat and add 3 teaspoons
   salt, pepper, chili powder, tomatoes, and drained cooked beans. Simmer 5
   minutes. Caution: Do not thicken. Fill jars, leaving 1-inch headspace.
   Adjust lids and process according to the recommendations in Table 1 or
   Table 2.
   
   Table 1. Recommended process time for Chile Con Carne in a dial-gauge
   pressure canner.
   
   Style of Pack: Hot.  Jar Size: Pints.
   Process Time: 75 minutes.
   Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of 0 - 2,000 ft: 11 lb.
                                   2,001 - 4,000 ft: 12 lb.
                                   4,001 - 6,000 ft: 13 lb.
                                   6,001 - 8,000 ft: 14 lb.
   
   Table 2. Recommended process time for Chile Con Carne in a
   weighted-gauge pressure canner.
   
   Style of Pack: Hot.  Jar Size: Pints.
   Process Time: 75 minutes.
   Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of 0 - 1,000 ft: 10 lb.
                                     Above 1,000 ft: 15 lb.
   
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   * USDA Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539 (rev. 1994)
   * Meal-Master format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
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