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This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."

My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.


~Trying Something New~

 Written by Sue, Monday, September13, 2021,   sunny, very warm and humid,  90's 

I  am a label reader of packaged food, clothes, appliances and so forth, I also try and buy things made in the USA, local, and organic when possible. One thing I enjoy on my hot dogs, and hamburgers is chili sauce. Since I am a label reader I did not like the ingredients  I was reading on the back of chili sauce cans and would by-pass them. 

This is a well known brand, but most other brands had basically the same ingredients, I try and not buy anything with MSG in it, so not healthy for us to consume.

I went in search for a recipe to make my own, found many,  tweaked one to my taste, using all natural/organic ingredients. I wanted one I could preserve in canning! It must have been delicious as family were  calling for more, so I made two batches. 

This was my first batch,simple ingredients: ground beef, water, onions, garlic, tomatoes/tomato paste, brown sugar, lemon juice, vinegar, cumin, chili pepper, salt and pepper, process in pressure canner!

Btw, I had cleaned and put my pressure canner away for a while, but this certainly brought it back out again. The canner is cleaned now and put away, but stay tuned anything could cause me to bring it back.~wink~

It looked so yummy in the jars, everything was all organic even the spices. With this sauce I have made tacos, plans are for chili with beans with more hot spices added!

I just had to try some on a hamburger, this was before I added sliced onion, lettuce, tomato, pickle, mayo and mustard! Though I didn't have a bun,sliced  bread did fine, for this time.😉😉This was so well worth the effort, I will definitely be making more.

I always love Mondays, it seems I get a chance to try and get it right, my lack of staying in touch hasn't been intentional for sure, it has been a very busy summer with  some uninvited circumstances,one thing for sure.:

The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet as deer's feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills. Habakkuk 3;19 

 The Faithfulness of God  in all circumstances brings me to more Thankfulness for His unfailing love!

I think of you all so often, and really miss you!




Ginny Hartzler said...

And this is so versatile as well!

Sandi said...

That looks delicious! Glad you are feeling better.

Billie Jo said...

So nice to see you here.
The recipe looks delicious!
Hope you have a cozy evening, my friend.

Vee said...

Hmmmmm...that burger sounds wonderful. Don't worry about visiting at my place—nobody's home. 🥴

Cheryl said...

I am sure that your "something new" is way better than what's in the can!

(Hmmm . . . is it lunchtime yet?)

Happy September, Sue!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Oh yes! Read labels! Try for as unprocessed as is possible.

How wonderful and tenacious of you... To make your own, and can it. What a beautiful and useful batch you have there!

What Joy they must bring, just looking at them. As well as all the goodness you will get, from future eating of them.


And thank you for "working on" adding new posts here!!!! Thank you much! It feels like Pretty Blog Land is shrinking.... What with people taking "blogging breaks," and not coming back. -sigh-

But the more of us, who do come back, and try to spread a bit of Prettiness in/on our blogs, the better it will be, for all of us.

Every post need not be Hippity-Happy or filled with *amazing* things. Just life. Just showing each other, that we are still hanging in here. Even amidst the HORRORS.

Gentle hugs,

ellen b. said...

If I lived close I'd ask you to sell me some of your canned goodness! :)
Your end result looks delicious for sure. Glad you are getting better and better and can work hard in your kitchen. God is good all the time!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looks good! I make chili from scratch too so I know what is in it:)

happyone said...

It sure looks good. Ken likes to put the chili that I make on his hotdogs and we just started using it in taco salads too.

Mrs.T said...

This looks wonderful, Sue! You are amazing with all of the canning and preserving that you do.

Betty said...

I read labels too. That chili looks so good and I need to make some.

Theresa said...

YUM! MSG closes my throat so I try to steer clear of it! This looks SO delicious and that would be great on a hamburger! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

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