I think I mentioned that I had planned to can hamburger that was already defrosted and by the time I had that started, I realized I had a pork butt with a use by date of 2/1 so I ended up canning that one too.
That’s 5 pints of hamburger patties for hamburger steak and gravy, 8 pints of meatballs, 6 quarts of pork enchilada meat.
We were going to have the pork enchilada meat for dinner so I could see if we liked it before canning more so I went ahead and opened a jar and tasted some of the meat. Yes, it was delicious! So I did the 6 more quarts and will can more of that IF I can find pork butts on sale.
I think our breakfast room light is blowing out all the pictures but with the light off, it’s too dark for a decent picture.
I opened three jars for dinner: black beans, potatoes and pork enchilada meat.
I drained the potatoes, pan fried them, added chopped onions, bell pepper and jalapeno peppers. Then I added the pork and topped it all with cheese.
For the black beans I added some of the enchilada liquid and cooked it down til that was gone. We added a salad. It was a very quick to fix meal. I loved it and Vince seemed to like it too.
Many years ago I canned potatoes and wasn’t impressed but I think the potatoes I canned this year are some of the best things I’ve canned. We use them so much and they are so delicious!