Zucchini Pineapple

This Pineapple-Zucchini recipe is so crazy that we couldn’t not add it to our repertoire. Use it in salads, desserts, or other recipes calling for crushed or chunk pineapple. This is one of the kookier recipes in the canning world, and it’s actually for real, USDA approved and everything. It dates from the early 1980s,…

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Canning beef pot roast

The tougher cuts of beef usually used for pot roast — such as rump roast, top round, bottom round, eye of round, sirloin tip, etc — can up beautifully. When opening the jar, don’t waste the broth that is in the jar, it’s pure gold: freeze it for use in soups, stews, risottos, gravies, etc….

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Home Canned Chili

This delicious, homemade, hearty chili is a USDA recipe for home pressure canning. We’ve added some spicing. Jars of this chili make great take-to-work lunches any time of the year, but particularly in the winters . With this chili on hand, you can whip up a batch of chili fries in no time flat! This…

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Bhindi Masala

A delicious Indian-style curried okra that you make using a jar of home-canned Minnesota mix. (To be clear, this is a “cooking with canning you have already done” recipe. This is not a recipe for canning.) This recipe uses: Minnesota Mix The recipe Print Bhindi Masala Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  25 mins Total…

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Green Tomato Canning Recipes

Green tomatoes are tomatoes that are picked before they ripen (usually to red.) They are very tart tasting, because they are more acidic than ripe tomatoes. Tomatoes increase in sweetness and drop in acidity as they ripen more. For a home canner, green tomatoes are gold, because while so many delicious and prized canning recipes call…

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Canning beef short rib

Even with a pressure cooker, beef short rib can take quite a while to cook properly. Imagine having ready to eat jars of it on a winter’s mid-week evening, just to serve with some mash and some home canned veg — what a treat. The pressure canning process gives the short rib a deep beefy…

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Canning turkey stock

Home canned turkey stock is a delight to add to risottos, sauces and gravies; it adds a wonderful depth of flavour as well as nutrients. This stock is based on a USDA recipe, except we made it salt and fat-free, so it is healthier. See also: Canning Turkey. The recipe Jar size choices: Either half-litre…

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Zesty Tomato Soup

This may be the best tomato soup recipe you’ve tasted. If you know folks who have been put off tomato soup because of the tinned stuff from the stores, they may like this. This recipe is easily doubled or tripled, and in fact, you may wish to do to make it worth firing up the…

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Peach Chili Salsa 2003

Peach Salsa

This is a sweet, spicy salsa. In the “old days”, this might have just been called a chutney or a “fruit relish.” The recipe Jar size choices: 125 ml ( 4 oz) jars OR 1/4 litre (1/2 US pint / 250 ml / 8 oz) Processing method: Water bath or steam canning Yield: 8 x 1/4 litre (1/2…

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Canning homemade spaghetti sauces

The first time you look at the nutritional information on something so simple as a store-bought jar or tin of spaghetti sauce is a real eye opener. That store-bought stuff has large amounts of salt and sugar added, with brands labelled “organic” and “healthy” often the worst offenders. It’s no wonder more and more people want to can homemade…

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Mustard bean

Delicious on the side of a plate of summer salads, or a roast dinner in the winter. A few spoonfuls of this pickle also enliven a potato or pasta salad. This recipe makes a lot so you may wish to cut the recipe in half. See also Mustard Pickle, and Sweet Mustard Pickle. The recipe…

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