2 hrs 30 mins
Sweet 'n' Sour Meatballs w/Rice; Spaghetti 'n' Meatballs; BBQ Meatballs--you name it! When you have them canned, you're only minutes away from a meal! (I'll post those recipes later-for now, we'll concentrate on meatballs. You don't need to use my meatball recipe: whatever is your favorite meatball recipe, make a quantity of it, form it into balls, place it in jars, and follow the canning directions I've laid out below! They're delicious and handy!
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- 1Mix all ingredients, to combine well.
- 2Form into balls, packing ingredients together tightly.
- 3Hand-wash jars and jar lids and bands, then run them through dishwasher cycle to sterilize.
- 4Place meatballs in quart-sized canning jars that have been cleaned and sterilized. (Pack only to within 1" of top of jar.).
- 5Wipe rim of jar to remove grease or food bits.
- 6Place lid on jar. Screw on band.
- 7Place filled jars in pressure canner.
- 8Add water to canner, to about 2" deep.
- 9Place lid on canner and make sure lid is securely fastened.
- 10Open petcock.
- 11Turn on Medium-high heat.
- 12When steam is rapidly escaping through petcock, close petcock. Pressure will start to rise at this point.
- 13When pressure reaches 10 lb., start lowering heat, till the needle on the pressure gauge stabliizes at 10 lb.
- 14Start timing: 90 minutes for quarts; 70 minutes for pints.
- 15When timing is done, turn off heat, and leave the canner alone till pressure reaches zero.
- 16Open petcock to release any remaining steam.
- 17Remove lid.
- 18Remove jars, and set in a draft-free place to cool.
- 19When cool, remove bands, wipe down jars with a clean, damp-warm cloth.
- 20Label and place in pantry.
- 21TO USE: Remove lid, and Set jar in pan of hot water, to melt the grease, before removing meatballs, one at a time, with an iced-tea spoon; or place in microwave just long enough to melt the grease, then remove one at a time, using an iced tea spoon.
- 22NOTE: canned meatballs will always have a red center. They ARE cooked through, and you don't have to worry about the color. Now, they're ready to use in your favorite meatball recipe! ALSO, this recipe may make less or more than 7 quart jars full.
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Nutritional Facts for Canned Meatballs
Serving Size: 1 (70 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 28
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 157.5
- Calories from Fat 90
- Total Fat 10.0 g
- Saturated Fat 3.8 g
- Cholesterol 44.0 mg
- Sodium 260.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 3.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
- Sugars 0.1 g
- Protein 12.4 g