After spending a beautiful day in the garden I sent the evening canning beef.
The beef comes cut up in chunks ready to put in the canning jars. This year I'm trying something different. In past years I have browned the beef before putting it in jars. This year I am putting it in raw. I also include a bay leaf in each jar. I skip the tallow and it seems to come out just fine and tasty.
Here are the jars in my pressure canner. Thank you gma and gpa for the wonderful Christmas gift of the canner a few years ago.
And here they are cooling. I canned 18 quarts of beef this time around. Every jar sealed which I wondered about with having the raw beef cold. But it worked out.
Next up is strawberry jam and maybe blackberry jam. yum!
I grew up and have lived in Iowa until recently when I moved to a small town in Illinois to begin a new chapter in my life which includes a loving supportive husband and numerous grandchildren to spoil. I have three beautiful daughters and a Miniature Schnauzer. I'm interested in anything that supports healthy families and healthy lifestyles.
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