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Old 09-07-2007, 08:08 PM   #1
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Default Can I can soup?

I made some really yummy beef stew yesterday and I was thinking how much my Great Grandma would like it. I'd like to send her some but packages take 3 days. Can I make it and can it? Would it change the texture/flavor in any way? TIA!
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Old 09-19-2007, 08:59 AM   #2
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I am wondering too!
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:34 PM   #3
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Default Re: Can I can soup?

I just found canningusa.com . It has some recipes for soup and stew and instructions on canning it, so perhaps you could do the same?
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:35 PM   #4
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I am sure you can....but with meat you need to pressure can it. You can find lots of great instructions/rules on line.
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:04 AM   #5
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Default Re: Can I can soup?

My mom canned beef stew and vegetable soup with ground beef all the time. It does need to be pressure canned, though. Canning was a big part of our lives so of course we had more than one. I, on the other hand, can only can things that need to be heated up and sealed.
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:32 AM   #6
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Default Re: Can I can soup?

How do you pressure can?
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It is very similar to boiling water canning...but you have to have a pressure canner. The instructions are always....a certain time at a certain pressure. Basically it is a HIGHER heat and HIGH pressure to seal it and KILL all the bad stuff.
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I have canned (pressure canned) veggie/turkey/rice stews and chili. I LOVE canning! There are few things as rewarding as siting in your living room listening to the "pop,pop" of sealing jars.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:27 PM   #9
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Are pressure canners expensive?
I have made jelly and that pop sound is exciting! I would just love to have a pantry full of soup to open up when we are feeling sick. We don't do many convenience food bc of allergies so I would love to be able to make my own.
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Old 12-11-2007, 06:28 PM   #10
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Pressure canners aren't that pricey. I paid less than $50 for mine.

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