Black Bean and Corn Salsa
My idea is to can the base for chili by preparing a chili bean and vegetables that is ready to be put into the pot and adding cooked ground sirloin.
- 4 cups tomatoes, peeled, chopped and drained
- 1 1/2 cups onions, chopped
- 1 cup jalapeno pepper, chopped
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 T. Epazote seasoning
- 1 T. dried Cilantro
- 1 t. red chili flakes
- 1 T. Kosher salt
- 1/3 cup vinegar
- 15 ounce tomato sauce
- 15 ounce dried black beans, sorted, soaked overnight, drained and rinsed, then weighed
- cups frozen corn or fresh
The night before, sort and soak your dried black beans in enough water to cover them. Leave in a cool place.
The next day drain beans in a colander and put back into a pot adding 4 cups of water and cook for 30 minutes on a simmer. Do not boil as it will cause the beans to split.
To continue prepare 8 pint jars, lids and rings by sterilizing.
Once your beans have cooked the 30 minutes, in a dutch oven, add 15 ounces of the black beans without cooking liquid.
You will have about a two cups left from a dried one pound bag. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for an additional 10 minutes till the mixture is boiling.
Remove from heat and ladle mixture into the hot jars leaving 1" headspace.
The extra headspace is for the expansion and beans absorbing some of the liquid. Put on lids and rings and place into a pressure canner.
Process in canner for 75 minutes at 10 pounds for the pints, 90 minutes if you choose to use quarts.
Note: When the processing time is complete, turn off the burner and let the canner gauge return to zero before you open. Once opened you will notice that your recipe in the jars will still be boiling and bubbling until they are cooled. That is totally normal.
You will find this recipe to be very versatile and you can add more heated peppers for a spicier flavor, more dry spices like cumin to add a smoky flavor, or additional vegetables such as green peppers to add more bulk to the chip.