Sunday, November 23, 2008

BJ's pasta sauce

In large saucepan, add at least 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil. Press 4 cloves garlic into oil. Heat on low, being careful not to brown the garlic. Once the oil starts to bubble around the garlic, add 1 large yellow onion (finely chopped). Cook. Add 1-2 cubes chicken bullion. Once onion is cooked, turn heat off. Mix in 1 lb. raw ground beef and 3 springs finely chopped rosemary. Turn heat back onto medium high and cook hamburger. When, ground beef is almost done, add 1/3 cup red wine. Once meat is completely cooked, add 2 jars Barilla garlic and mushroom sauce and a small jar of green olives (cut into thirds). Simmer on low for as long as you desire. Approx 1/2 hour before serving, add any other vegetables you want (bell pepper, zucchini, etc) and turn heat up to medium low.

To adapt this recipe for canning, just multiply the above recipe as many times as needed. Do not cook additional vegetables at all. They will get cooked in the pressure canner. Process at 15 lbs of pressure for 90 minutes. Your veggies may be slightly overcooked, but the meat will be safe...and that is the important thing.


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Jodi said...

Hi I just found your site and I'm so excited. I'm going to add a link to you on our food storage blog's links page( as we've been talking about storing fruits and veggies and canning and stuff lately (but we're not experts by any means!)

I also wanted to let you know, your recipe links on the top right seem to have an extra http// in them and they are not working right (except for butter). Hopefully you can fix the code.

Look forward to reading more of your canning secrets :)


p.s. Sorry I reposted so I could subscribe to the follow-up comments ;)