I canned Beef Stew
5# red potatoes, diced
5# carrots, diced
5# corn (I used frozen corn)
V-8 Juice original (it took about four large bottles)
Season the stew meat with Lawrys season salt, garlic salt and pepper, add a little flour and toss in the stew meat.
Stuff quart jars with stew mixture. Pour in V-8 juice to within an inch of the rim.
Process in pressure canner for 90 minutes at 15 pounds of pressure.
Yields about 26 quarts.
Then I made my Grandmother Fullmer's recipe for Chili Sauce.
The smells in the house reminded me of my grandma and my mother as they would make this every year.
I thought about them all day.
It was a good day.
Grandma's Chili Sauce
8 quarts ripe tomatoes, skinned
3 C onions , chopped fine
3 C green peppers, chopped fine
1 C apple cider vinegar
3 C sugar
In a spice bag:
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
6 Tbsp salt
Put the spice bag in the tomato mixture and simmer for 3 hours until thickened.
Pour into 1/2 pints jars. Process in water bath canner for 10 minutes.
Yield about 25 1/2 pints.