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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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Taco Bean Chili
~ Mix in a Jar ~

1/2 cup dried kidney beans
1/2 cup dried pinto beans
1/2 cup dried red beans
1 pkg taco seasoning mix
1 tbsp dried minced onion
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 cups tortilla chips

Layer beans in wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar in the order listed
Place seasonings together in a small ziplock bag
Place bag in jar to cover beans
Add tortilla chips to bag

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


~ Taco Bean Chili ~

1 jar chili mix
4 cups water
1--14 1/2oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1--8oz can tomato sauce
1 lb ground beef , browned and drained
shredded cheese
sliced black olives (optional)

Remove chips and seasoning packet from jar;
set aside. Place beans in large bowl; cover
with water. Soak 6 to 8 hours or overnight
Drain beans; discard water. Place soaked beans,
water, tomato sauce, ground beef and contents of
seasoning packet in Dutch over. Bring to a boil
over high heat. Cover; reduce heat and simmer
1 1/2 to 2 hours or until beans are tender
Crush tortilla chips. Stir into chili and cook
5-10 minutes to thicken. Serve hot
Top with shredded cheese
Makes 6 to 8 servings

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