When it comes to having quick home cooked meals that just need reheated, this
beef stew recipe for canning can’t be beat!
A beef stew recipe for canning is a great way to save time and money on your food budget.
With this recipe you can make a whole pot of soup or stew and then can it in
canning jars (affiliate link).
This beef stew recipe is perfect for Sundays, or when the kids are home from
school (affiliate link) and you need to feed everyone quickly and cheaply!
This beef stew recipe takes less than an hour to prepare and cook, but it is affordable enough that you can enjoy it often.
It also makes a delicious meal for families, with plenty of leftovers available to eat the next day!
Not to mention it’s a great way to stock your
pantry (affiliate link) with homemade goodness that takes very little time to heat up and serve.
Why I Love This Beef Stew Recipe For Canning
Let’s face it, stews in cans at the store all contain preservatives.
freezer (affiliate link) meals are great, they do take time to thaw and if you have a power outage, the last thing you want to do is open your freezer (affiliate link).
This homemade beef stew is shelf stable because it is canned using a
pressure canner (affiliate link).
It takes great, it takes fifteen minutes to reheat once you put the contents in a pan and then you can eat it.
Not to mention, even if you don’t have a garden of your own, this recipe is easy to make with ingredients you can find in the grocery store or at your farmers market.
What’s not to love about that?
Here is my homemade beef stew recipe for canning.
Homemade Beef Stew Recipe For Canning
Author: Sheri Ann Richerson
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 27 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 57 minutes
Yield: 7 quart jars 1x
Set up the
pressure canner by filling it to the line inside the pressure canner with water. Sterilize the jars, lids and bands, then set them aside.
Put the oil into a large
cast iron skillet (affiliate link) and turn the heat on medium. Brown the stew meat in small batches and once it is browned, transfer it to a large stainless steel stock pot.
Once all the meat is in the stock pot, add the potatoes, carrots, salt, pepper and
thyme (affiliate link) to the stock pot and then cover all the ingredients with boiling water. Bring the contents of the stock pot to a boil, stirring frequently.
Ladle the hot stew into the hot
canning jars (affiliate link) making sure to leave one inch of headspace. Wipe the rim of the jars with a paper towel moistened with vinegar.
Place the lid on the jar and then the band.
Tighten the band until resistance is met and then tighten it a little more until it is finger-tip tight.
Place the jars in the pressure canner.
Lock the lid and bring the canner to a boil over medium heat.
Vent the steam for 10 minutes, then place the weight, set to 10 pounds pressure on the vent.
Use the instructions that came with your canner so you know when you reach the 10 pounds of pressure.
Process pint jars for 75 minutes and quart jars for 90 minutes.
When the timer goes all, turn off the heat, but do not move the canner or open it*. Let the pressure return to zero naturally.
Wait 2 minutes after the pressure returns to zero naturally and then remove the weighted gauge from the vent and also remove the canner lid.
Let the jars sit in the bottom of the canner for an additional 10 minutes.
Then remove the jars, tighten the bands and let them sit overnight.
The next day, remove the bands to check the seals.
If the lids are sealed, label and date the jars, then store them in a cool, dry place.
If the lids are not sealed, start back at step 8 and reprocess the jars or put them in the refrigerator to be eaten right away.
*Attempting to open a pressure canner before the pressure returns to zero naturally can cause them to explode.
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Final Thoughts On This Homemade Beef Stew Recipe For Canning
When you heat this recipe up to eat it, feel free to add more spices if you feel it is necessary.
I sometimes add a little more salt and pepper, but I always taste it first and I always boil it for 15 minutes before I taste it.
The proper cooking time for eating depends on your altitude, but if you are at all familiar with canned foods, you already know this.
This recipe is definitely one I like to keep in the
pantry (affiliate link).
It is filling and really good on a cold night.
I hope you enjoy it and do feel free to leave any comments below.
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