Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Beef Stew

Yield: a LOT more than the recipe says. The recipe says it will make 7 quarts. Well, it did make 7 quarts PLUS enough for a family of 6 to eat for dinner and enough leftovers to feed 2 adults. So, I'm guessing maybe 10-11 quarts.

4-5 pounds beef stew meat
8 C sliced carrots
3 C chopped celery
3 C chopped onion
12 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 Tbsp salt
1 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. pepper
( I also added some Montreal Streak seasoning)

Cut meat into 1 1/2 inch cubes (or buy it that way) and brown in a small amount of oil or butter. Then I started layering everything in the jars. Once they are crammed almost full, fill with boiling water, leaving 1-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Adjust caps. Process at 10 pounds pressure for 90 minutes. Yum!

7 comments:

Karli said...

Thanks for posting this! Can't wait to try it. Wanna post the chili and salsa recipes too? You're great. Can't wait to hear how the apricot jam goes... I'm craving it already.

Karli said...

Okay, yeah... so never mind. I opened my eyes this time and saw that you'd already posted them! Yep, I'm a blonde. Thanks for sharing :)

Erica Hanks said...

I got chuck steak on sale at Fry's yesterday. I think I'll try to can stew today!

Melissa said...

I'm so excited to try this. Thanks for posting it.

Tracy said...

I made this and it turned out really well. It did make a lot, but that was fine. I still have one jar left that we need to eat. Then I'll make it again. It was inexpensive and healthy.

Mindy said...

Tressa & I finally made this for the first time this week. It was fun and yummy!

Mindy said...

Oh...and just a quick comment. I recently read that if you live in an area that is over 1000 ft above sea level, then you should always process at 15 pounds of pressure, regardless of what the recipe says.