I can't tell you how much money and time this canned meat has saved us over the years. I'm sure there are many recipes or instructions on how to can chicken..we started using this gals recipes with beef and we've had great success on both.
Hope it helps someone else out there..it sure bailed the wife and I out.
My daughter reads a lot of Jackie Clay for canning, growing, and cooking advice. She writes for Backwoods Home magazine. (Jackie, that is, not my daughter.)
You are a doll for posting this! I can tomatoes, peaches, pickled beets and jam/jelly. I wanted to know how to can meat. Thank you!
Thank you SO much for this article! We’ve been canning stews & chili and wanted to expand our repertoire. Just made jam yesterday so no on to meat!
Just curious to know how our ancestors canned meat. Or even if they did. Say back in the 1800’s. Did they have pressure cookers back then? Did just just smoke all of their meat? Just make jerky? I have read that some would take a big pot of lard and put cooked meat in the lard before it gets solid. The lard would preserve the meat. Sounds messy to me, but, what do I know...lol
‘preppers’ is a good keyword for this type of article. I think there is a significant group of FReepers interested in self-reliance type info. I don’t know if they have a ping list or not.
It’s easy. First you call them into the office. Next you give them the spiel about times are tough and there are cutbacks. Then you can them.
(I'm looking for step by step instructions for the Funky Chicken dance. Bear with me.)
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Turkey? We’re gonna need a bigger can.
How long will canned chicken last in the jar?
Channeling Trumpster....."You're Fired!"
I remember going into a closet filled with glass jars from floor to ceiling. They were filled with fruits and vegetables. In the back yard they had a smoke house and I had to investigate it too. I remember hams and sausage, they probably had beef too.
There were chickens running around and when they wanted chicken, they went out and caught one. I remember thinking it was just like Heaven to be there. Oh I forgot they had a water well with a hand pump. I understand what you preppers are trying to create, more power to you.
Ping to the Weekly Garden Thread and Cooking Thread. Thanks for posting, stillafreemind. Nice article.