Yesterday I mentioned that I had canned some roasts. I got 7 quarts of raw packed roast. I can do so many things with that! I took out more roasts and will can those in a few days.
I had also taken out 14 pounds of ground beef. I mentioned yesterday that my plan was to leave them out for a few hours and let them start defrosting and then put them in the fridge probably til Friday and can them then.
It was so warm in the garage after having canned the roast beef that the ground beef was defrosted enough to cook.
I wasn’t really feeling like canning two loads of meat but I took it out and it needed to be processed.
I ended up with 17 pints of ground beef. You can see the quarts of roast beef in the back.
Today I’ll pick up the Azure Standard order and I have 5 pounds of frozen cherries. I may can those instead of putting them in the freezer since I’m trying to empty out a freezer. We’ll see . . not even sure what 5 pounds of cherries looks like. They’re easy to can – they’re just water bath canned so it won’t be hard to do those and won’t take long.
I just opened sloppy joe with meat that I canned this summer. We thought the ground beef was dry. which is odd, of course, covered in sloppy Joe mix. In fact, I had plenty of sauce left, so I opened a pint of hamburger that I canned this summer, add it to the leftover sauce and it tasted the same. Not horrible, but not our favorite. My husband will eat anything, never complains. I think I will stick with the sloppy Joe mix on the Ball website, that you can without meat, then fry up a pound of ground beef and eat it that way. Big bummer, because I sure would like to get the ground beef out of my freezer. We have been loving the beef stroganoff I canned. I will for sure do more of that. Talk about an easy meal. Open the jar, boil some egg noodles or spaetzle and you have a meal.
That’s odd. Maybe we’re both like your husband will eat anything but so far, I haven’t noticed it being dry. I’ve used it in meat sauce for spaghetti, to make tacos and taco salad,Korean Rice Bowls (which we’re having again tomorrow), shepherd’s pie and lasagna.
I do love having those jars of food that are ready to heat and eat!