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“This is the recipe from Ball for Beef Stew that may be pressure canned (http://www.freshpreserving.com/recipe.aspx?r=68)”
2hrs 30mins
21 pints

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 lbs beef stew meat
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 12 cups potatoes, cubed and peeled (about 12 medium)
  • 8 cups carrots, sliced (about 16 small)
  • 3 cups celery, chopped (about 5 stalks)
  • 3 cups onions, chopped (about 4 small)
  • 1 12 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 quarts water (approximate)


  1. 1.) PREPARE pressure canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.
  2. 2.) BROWN meat in oil in a large saucepot. Add vegetables and seasonings to browned meat. Cover with boiling water. Bring stew to a boil. Remove from heat.
  3. 3.) LADLE hot stew into hot jars leaving 1 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight.
  4. 4.) PROCESS filled jars in a pressure canner at 10 pounds pressure 1 hour and 15 minutes for pints and 1 hour and 30 minutes for quarts, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

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