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Old 12-07-2017, 04:16 PM   #51
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I just got into it as well and canned my first batch last weekend. How detailed are you guys with trimming the raw meat? I trimmed like crazy, and I want to maybe trim a little less next time if possible. The finished product is very good, I just poured the canned meat and juice in a pan, and added a little flour, cornstarch, and milk to thicken it up into gravy:

Nice! So far I've trimmed mine fairly well, but have used some tougher cuts. I haven't eaten much of it though.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:38 PM   #52
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Nice! So far I've trimmed mine fairly well, but have used some tougher cuts. I haven't eaten much of it though.
Michael, post a pic of what it looks like in the jar after canning.
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Michael, post a pic of what it looks like in the jar after canning.

Hereís mine.

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Old 12-07-2017, 05:14 PM   #54
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Guess I need a pressure canner..... I'm not a prepper, but this looks to be a required item if it is ever time to prep. Plus I LOVE meat and taters, and being able to grab healthy cooked meat off the self seems like a great idea.
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Guess I need a pressure canner..... I'm not a prepper, but this looks to be a required item if it is ever time to prep. Plus I LOVE meat and taters, and being able to grab healthy cooked meat off the self seems like a great idea.
There's a fine line between being a prepper and being prepared.

I've recently canned venison, rabbit, pork butt, chicken thighs, duck and a couple of sauces. The venison is good. Chicken worked great for a quick Curried Chicken Salad. I'm a HUGE fan of the pork - I made quick "carnitas" tacos last week when I was at the ranch by myself, as well as some gorditas. I want to can some potatoes for a quick meat and tater meal!

I actually canned some of the doe I shot last weekend (and some chicken) in half-pint jars for quick single-serve lunches.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:27 PM   #56
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Hereís mine.

Yep, pretty much what mine looks like.
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How many pint jars can you cook in the 23 qt cooker? Can you stack them on top of each other while cooking?

I'm thinking even when someone has a deal on beef roast, this might be a good way to put a some up.
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How many pint jars can you cook in the 23 qt cooker? Can you stack them on top of each other while cooking?

Yes, 8 over 8 pints for a total of 16, just buy an extra spacer rack or whatever they call it that goes under/between the jars. I think if you found some skinny pint jars you could maybe fit more. Walmart or Amazon has this style:




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Old 12-07-2017, 10:40 PM   #59
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Yes, 8 over 8 pints for a total of 16, just buy an extra spacer rack or whatever they call it that goes under/between the jars. I think if you found some skinny pint jars you could maybe fit more. Walmart or Amazon has this style:





I think that's correct. I typically mix/match jar sizes. Buy the extra spacer and you can stack them. One of the benefits is being able to take advantage of whatever meat is on sale and keeping it for storage.

You can also can finished or near finished recipes like soups, stews, chili, etc. Just make sure you don't put anything that will expand, like beans, rice, pasta or thickeners (flour, corn starch,etc) or creams. You can make the recipe without those items and then add them when you cook the finished product. I've seen people can beans but they fill the jar less than half full to allow for expansion.

I haven't canned anything other than meat, yet, but I plan to can some of the above soon.


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Old 12-07-2017, 11:46 PM   #60
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....No special secret. Just meat in the jar, leave the required space and add it to Lots of different dishes.
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You say just meat in a jar.. you don't add liquid?
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:13 AM   #61
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I see this stuff, and I'm intrigued...and I want to partake. But this is the reality of the situation...

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Hey Dale, go buy this pressure thing to take up space in the cabinet, so you can spend 3 hours one night making a mess in the kitchen, doing a bunch of stuff you don't know squat about...all so Blair can look at you like a moron some more and turn up her nose at your jars full of dog food looking stuff! No really, you and Brady will love eating this stuff while Blair eats a salad, then you can clean up the pressure thing and the kitchen...


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Old 12-08-2017, 12:58 AM   #62
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Ok I fell for it!!! Ordered my pressure cooker off Amazon. I have cooked 3batches so far arround. 30 jars made. I had to try it so i made a quick Venison? And donut stop later!!!














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Old 12-08-2017, 05:15 AM   #63
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Good stuff.
Like Glen said, let it set a few months before eating....
my favorite is tuna. Season with a little sesame oil, lemon grass, dill and sea salt
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:55 AM   #64
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Man that looks great
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:25 AM   #65
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I see the makings of a new team for Bownanza!!!


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Old 12-08-2017, 07:58 AM   #66
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Ok I fell for it!!! Ordered my pressure cooker off Amazon. I have cooked 3batches so far arround. 30 jars made. I had to try it so i made a quick Venison? And donut stop later!!!














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I was falling asleep when typing this I guess!! Lol. I have no idea what I was trying to say!!! Iím thinking auto correct got me talking about a donut shop!!!

I did make venison stroganoff with it and all the family approved. I have prob 30 jars canned right now
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:51 AM   #67
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Nicely done!
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:57 AM   #68
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Try adding beef broth to your jars before pressure canning..........good stuff for sure.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:01 AM   #69
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Try adding beef broth and a couple small pieces of beef fat,( I save mine when I trim my bbq briskets} to your jars before pressure canning..........good stuff for sure.
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I'm even considering smoking some fish and canning it next year. Aunt dies salmon in Alaska. She sends some down every year and it's awesome
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WOnder about a piece of salt pork in the jar...

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Old 12-08-2017, 05:40 PM   #72
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I will be able to can starting Tuesday, or at least my storage closet will be a little fuller one way or another.
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There's a fine line between being a prepper and being prepared.

I've recently canned venison, rabbit, pork butt, chicken thighs, duck and a couple of sauces. The venison is good. Chicken worked great for a quick Curried Chicken Salad. I'm a HUGE fan of the pork - I made quick "carnitas" tacos last week when I was at the ranch by myself, as well as some gorditas. I want to can some potatoes for a quick meat and tater meal!

I actually canned some of the doe I shot last weekend (and some chicken) in half-pint jars for quick single-serve lunches.
How was the rabbit?
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:40 PM   #74
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Iíve canned venison stock be fore but never canned the meat. Might have to give it a try.


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How was the rabbit?


I haven't eaten any yet. I want to let it sit for a bit, but I'll probably head back down to the ranch next week and want to know if I like it and whether or not to shoot a few more.


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I have mixed feelings about this canned meat thing. I'd have to try some before I could commit to buying the equipment to do it.

The only canned meat (besides Spam) that I think I've ever had was what we got in our C-Rations in the army. Bad, bad memories of Spiced Beef or as we called it Alpo.
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This thread convinced my Dad and I to give it a go. We canned venison stew- it turned out great. Will be canning more next week.Thanks!
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You say just meat in a jar.. you don't add liquid?
Same question??? No water or other liquid?

What about canning venison stew?
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Same question??? No water or other liquid?

What about canning venison stew?


Liquid is optional, the meat will cook in its own juices in the jar. I added a few tablespoons of beef broth to my first batch as I wanted a little extra juice to make into a quick and easy gravy.
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Do you need to can meat while it's fresh or can you thaw what's in a freezer and can that way? Thinking you can since it cools in the pressure cooker but I want to ask

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Do you need to can meat while it's fresh or can you thaw what's in a freezer and can that way? Thinking you can since it cools in the pressure cooker but I want to ask

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Canning after it's been frozen is fine. I do it this way most times. I will cut up what I want to can into cubes and then freeze it all; that way I can take a weekend and can it all at one time.
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Same question??? No water or other liquid?

What about canning venison stew?


If you can premade soups or stews, just make sure you don't put thickeners (flour, cream, etc) or ingredients that will expand (beans, rice, pasta) when you can. Of course, those can be easily added later when you prepare your meal to eat.


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