Thank you for the warm welcome!
As to canning chili, yes you can can chili. I don't generally can my made up, though. I can my meat with just salt and garlic (I put garlic in everything) and then can my beans separately. Just because of chili and because sometimes you don't have enough meat to completely fill your pressure canner, I included a quick and easy recipe for canning your own chili beans. It is SUPER easy! I use beans that are just rinsed, not soaked or anything. They do all the soaking they need to do during the pressure canning process. My canner holds 18 pint jars, so if I have 10 jars of meat, I'll throw together 8 jars of beans and can it all at the same time.
Thanks again for welcoming me to the group! I am loving all the encouragement and this is day 5 of behaving myself and tracking foods and exercise. My scales aren't showing but a half pound loss, but my energy level is way up and I feel great! That's just as important as the weight loss to me!!
I am thankful.
| current weight: 165.8