Roach had a good idea about putting together a recipe compendium. I thought I'd kick off this particular section with a good chili recipe.
With this, you can make as many quart jars as you want. A bonus is that you do not have to soak the beans first.
This is not my original recipe. I don't know who developed it. Various versions of it are all over the internet because it is easy schmeasy.
You can see both the original recipe, which was what I followed the first time I made this, and my "use what I have on hand" substitutions.
Many layer chili
In each quart jar you layer
1/2 cup dry beans. I like black beans but you can use pinto, kidney, whatever
1 1/4 cups cooked or raw ground beef or cubed stew meat (or if you live at my place, ground goat)
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes, fresh or canned
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup green chili (or pickled banana peppers)
2 tablespoons plus 1 tsp tomato sauce (or 2 teaspoons tomato powder)
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
pinch of black pepper
Then fill with water to 1 inch below the rim, and process for 90 minutes at 10 pounds pressure or for whatever you need for your altitude.