October 31, 2009

Chili Beans

Chili Beans to Can

1. Soak 10 pounds of pinto or kidney beans over night in plenty of water. Drain and rinse. Fill (really it's about 3/4 full don't fill totally full!) 18 qt jars.

2. Bring 7 qts of water to a boil.

3. While water is heating, place into the largest pot you have on hand (or use two) the following:

4 c. bellpepper, chopped
7 c. chopped onions
1 10-20 oz. bottle of worcestershire sauce
1/4 c. garlic powder
2/3 c. chili powder
1/2 c salt
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/4 c. dry mustard
1 med.size jar pickled jalapenos chopped

Add water and bring to a boil. Boil 5 minutes. Cover beans with mixture and make sure there are NO air bubbles. Wipe tops cleans, and seal with lids and bands.

Process at 10 lbs. pressure for 65 minutes.

Now what to do with them besides chili!

Mexican Beans and Rice:

1 jar Chili beans
Prepare 11/2 cups of brown rice, cooked.

Mix and stir to blend. Heat and serve. Adding more or less rice as you prefer. (I don't see why you couldn't add some fried Beef smoked sausage... almost like red beans and rice! Yummy)

Indian Tacos

Prepare your favorite Fry/Squaw Bread recipe.
Then top with mashed, heated, Chili Beans, sour cream and salsa.

Refried Beans

Open on jar of prepared chili beans and mash the beans with a fork. The chili beans convert into refried beans in a matter of minutes. Refried beans can be used in numerous recipes, dips, etc.

Bean Taco or Tortilla Filling

The mashed beans can be combined with equal portion of fried ground meat and used to fill tacos or tortillas. Soft cheeses such as Cheese Whiz or Velveeta can be added to the mashed chili beans and heated to melt the cheese throughout. PERFECT (personally I would rather use cheddar or co-jack.)

Nachos

Place tortilla chips on a cookie sheet and spoon refried beans onto each chip. Top with a slice of Cheddar, Colby (MMMM) or Monterey Jack cheese. Next, add a Black olive slice and banana pepper ring (optional) , and place under the broiler of your oven until the cheese is melted. Serve with salsa... MMMMM

Chilled Bean Dip

In a 9x13 pan layer the following:

1 jar mashed chili beans
1 envelope taco seasoning mix
16 oz Guacomolie Dip
1 layer of sour cream
1 layer sliced black olives
2 fresh tomatoes, diced
1 small can of green chilies, diced
1 layer of Monterey  Jack cheese, shredded

Cover and chill at least four hours before serving. Serve with Tortilla chips.

1 comment:

retriever farm said...

Can't wait to try the chilli beans. I've been wondering what to do with all my kideny beans. Thanks.