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Grandma George


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A fun and easy way to package great gifts for giving
Give jars by themselves or use as the perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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Four Bean Chorizo
~ Mix in a Jar ~


3/4 cup dried white beans
3/4 cup dried kidney beans
1/2 cup dried pinto beans
1/2 cup dried black beans
4 to 6 jalapeno peppers, dried
Corn Husk Garni**(see recipe below)

**Corn Husk Garni

3 thin corn husks
4 cloves garlic, unpeeled
6 to 8 sprigs dried oregano, broken
1 tbsp black peppercorns

Layer in wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar in order listed above
Layer 2 corn husks together, turning base ends in opposite direction
Tear remaining corn husk into thin strips lengthwise
Place garlic, oregano and peppercorns in center of layered corn husks
Fold long sides toward center, then bring ends together, forming a packet
Tie ends securely with strips of corn husk
Attach Corn Husk Garni and recipe card to jar

Put the lid on the jar and tie a homespun fabric bow around the lid
As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid

Attach jar labels to the jar with the following instructions

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~ Four Bean Chorizo ~

1 jar Chorizo Mix
1 1/2 cups onion, finely diced
1/2 lb chorizo
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 lb plum tomatoes, diced
1--14.5oz can tomato puree
2 cups water or cooking liquid from beans
1 lime (optional)
Corn Husk Garni
Salt

Cook beans separately in water to cover by
1 1/2 inches until almost tender. Drain,
reserving cooking liquids for soup, except
from black beans, if desired. Remove casing
from sausage; crumble sausage. Crush dried
jalapeno peppers. Sauté sausage, crushed
peppers and onion in oil until cooked through
Raise heat to medium-high and continue cooking
until ingredients become richly brown, but not
burned. Drain sausage and onion on a paper towel
Combine all ingredients in a large stockpot
Simmer soup for 45 minutes
Season to taste with salt
Continue simmering 15 minutes
Remove Corn Husk Garni
Note**If there is not enough liquid
in soup, add additional water or cooking
liquid from beans


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