Painted Desert Chili in a Jar

The ingredients are layered, like sand art. Don't worry about getting the layers "flat", the desert effect comes from the rippled appearance of the spices. One tip is to carefully add each seasoning along the edges of the jar, then fill in the middle of the layer. This way all of the beautiful colors show along all of the edges.

Layer in a quart jar:

cup dried parsley
2 Tablespoons granulated garlic
2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
2 Tablespoons dried onion flakes
2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
2 Tablespoons cumin
2 Tablespoons paprika
2 Tablespoons white cornmeal
2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
2 Tablespoons granulated garlic
2 Tablespoons chili powder
2 Tablespoons dried parsley
1 cup dried pinto beans
cup small dried white beans
cup small dried black beans
Approximately 1 cup dried kidney beans

Attach to Jar:

Painted Desert Chili

Pour contents of jar into 12-quart pot. Add:

1 medium diced onion
4 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes
Large can of tomato paste
cup cider vinegar
cup brown sugar
49 ounces tomato juice
2 pounds ground meat - browned

Fill remainder of the pot with water. Bring to boil, simmer for 2 to 3 hours. Add salt and pepper to taste.