Chili Con Carne

My family LOVES this served with hot dogs….. perfect anytime of the year!



* 1-2lbs cooked ground beef

*  1 small onion, chopped and sauteed

* 4 cups tomato sauce

* 2 6oz cans tomato paste

* 1 heaping tablespoon beef bouillon paste

* 2 tbs chili powder

* 1 tbs granulated garlic

* 1 tbs granulated onion

* 1 tbs oregano

* 2 tsp cumin

* 1 tsp salt

* 1 tsp black pepper

* 1-2 tsp paprika

* 2 tbs sugar

* 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce

** optional: 1-2 tsp hot sauce or hot pepper flakes….. heat to your liking!

* 8 cups COOKED beans…… I use pint, navy and kidney. Red and black beans are also awesome in this!


Saute onions in 2-3tbs olive oil….. when translucent add ground beef and brown. Add  all remaining ingredients (I add the beans last).

Bring to a boil.

Simmer 20-30 minutes.

Serve and ENJOY!


This can be pressure canned!   1″ headspace, in hot jars, packed hot……. pints: 75 minutes, quarts: 90 minutes at 10lbs of pressure!


Please visit my you tube channel to see the video on how to make this recipe!


The Kneady Homesteader’s Infamous Baked Beans

My Infamous Baked Beans:

i can use my canned beans i pressure canned, but not everyone does that, so here is the easy way:
1 HUGE can of Bush’s Baked Beans (Sam’s Club) OR 4-5 LARGE cans you buy at the grocery store. you can pick whatever flavor you want, but for this i try to stick to the original.
1/2 cup molasses
1 cup of homemade brown sugar
1 onion, chopped finely.
1-2lbs of bacon, depending on how much you want. for this i used 2lbs. i cut it up into 1 inch pieces, then place it on a roasting tray with drip pan, and put it in a 400 degree oven, and bake my bacon until crispy. This prevents splattering or having to watch and cook my bacon on the stove top. LOL so easy.
1 cup of honey.

bake your bacon. slice your onion. open your can or cans of beans and put them in a large baking dish. i use a glass Pyrex. add the bacon, onion, honey, sugar and molasses and stir until well blended. bake in a 350 oven for about 2-3 hours. until very bubbly and thick. then let them stand. they thicken while they stand, and they taste extremely good room temp or slightly warmed. heck, they even taste good cold! LOL believe it or not.

baked beans