Canning Stew Meat

Desirable treasure and oil, Are in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man swallows it up.
(Pro 21:20)

Preparing Your Meat

First you want to start with a hunk of meat, like a roast.

Cut it up in about 2 inches chunks.

Wash your canning jars.

Pack each jar with the raw meat chunks. You will want to take a wooden spoon to pack the meat in as tight as you can. Fill each jar, leaving a one inch headspace. (Headspace is the room between the top of the food and the rim of the jar.)

Add one teaspoon of Real Salt to each jar. No, you don’t need to add any liquid, the meat will make it’s own!

Wipe the rim, to make sure there is not salt or meat on the rim, which will prevent sealing.

Put on lid and ring, screw on tightly.

Preparing Your Pressure Canner and Canning the Meat

Fill your pressure canner 1/4 of the way full with water.

Put jars in canner and latch lid.

Once the canner starts to let out steam, let steam escape for 10 minutes.

Then put your canner weight on. Let your pressure build to 10psi.

Keep your pressure at 10psi for 90 minutes. Set your timer, but DO NOT LEAVE CANNER UNATTENDED!
You may need to adjust your temperature up or down to keep your psi at 10.

Finishing Up

Once your timer goes off, shut off your heat. Let the canner sit and cool, until your pressure gauge reads 0.

DO NOT TAKE OF LID BEFORE CANNER PSI REACHES ZERO SEVERE BURNS WILL OCCUR!!!

When your gauge reads 0psi, removed your lid. MAKE SURE YOU TURN IT AWAY FROM YOU AS YOU REMOVE IT OR YOU WILL GET STEAM BURNT!

Remove jars from canner, with a jar lifter, and place on a towel on the counter. Allow jars to cool overnight.

In the morning, check each jar to make sure they sealed before storing. (Gently tap the lid and listen to the sound, if one sounds hollow and the top clicks when pushed; its not sealed) if they are sealed remove rings and store the jars.

If a jar did not seal, it is not spoiled. You can put it in the fridge and use to that day. Make sure to boil it for at least five minutes.

THE FINISHED PRODUCT! Now just open up a jar add it to noodles or potatoes and carrots for a quick meal! Very tender and rewarding!

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