Friday, July 29, 2011

Canning Meat

Here are some pics of the meat I've been canning. I had a leftover roast, a lot of taco meat, and decided to throw sloppy joe mix into the canning spurt.

Taco meat and cubed roast beef for stew.

Sloppy Joe mix. Yum!
Half pints, the perfect size for 2 4-ounce portions. 

Oh, my. The Mess!


Anonymous said...

I gotta admit, I'm a bad Mom. I'm vegetarian; I'm canning/drying/storing veg*n stuff. If there's a disaster, the family will have to eat MY food!

Canning meat has always scared me.

How do you have storage for so many jars? I thought I had lots of room but I've already run out.

Jola Gayle said...

Basement. Dad has 4 wonderful floor-to-ceiling shelving units and shelves across one end. The only problem is they're full of stuff, most of which needs to be tossed.

I gotta say, if your boys like Sloppy Joes, canning that could be a great time saver for you. Say, after games, just pop open a jar and in minutes, dinner.

That batch I did was 2 packs, about 6 pounds, of burger, a green pepper, an onion and 2 cans of tomato paste. I simmered it for hours and processed it for 75 minutes. One jar didn't seal, and it was absolutely easy peasy to heat up and delicious. I was taken aback at how good it was.