Painted Desert Chili Mix in a Jar

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  1. The ingredients are layered, like sand art. Don’t worry about getting the layers even.
  2. 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.
  3. Attach these instructions to the jar:
  4. Pour contents of jar into 12-quart pot.
  5. Add:
  6. 1 medium diced onion.
  7. 4 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes.
  8. 1 large can of tomato paste.
  9. 1/2 cup cider vinegar.
  10. 1/2 cup brown sugar.
  11. 49 ounces tomato juice.
  12. 2 pounds ground beef or turkey, browned.
  13. Fill remainder of the pot with water. Bring to boil. Let simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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