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Give jars by themselves or use as the perfect addition to any gift basket
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Vegetarian Black Bean Chili
~ Mix in a Jar ~

3 cups black beans, sorted
1 1/2 cups white rice

**Seasoning Packet**
3 tbsp dehydrated onion
3 tbsp granulated garlic
1 tsp crushed oregano
2 tsp salt
1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Combine seasonings in a small bowl; mix well
Place seasoning mixture in small ziplock bag
Place rice in a ziplock bag
Layer in wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar in order listed BELOW**
**Beans, seasoning packet, rice

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


~ Vegetarian Black Bean Chili ~

1 jar chili mix
1 tbsp olive oil
3 cups water
1 tsp salt
minced cilantro
finely chopped green onion
a squeeze of lime juice

Wash beans. Put in pot with contents
of seasoning bag. Add olive oil and cover
beans with 2 inches of water. Bring to a
boil and simmer until very well done
(about 2 hours). Beans should be very
soft. Add water as needed to keep beans
from sticking. There should be some
liquid left on beans when done
To cook rice, put 3 cups water and salt
into a pot and when it boils, add rice
Lower heat, cover and steam for 20 minutes
Serve about 1/2 cup rice in bowl, and ladle
beans over the top. Sprinkle cilantro,
green onion, and a squeeze of lime juice

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