Grandmother Elsner's Mincemeat

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Recipe by Colorado Lauralee

This is the recipe (my copy hand written) from my Grandmother Elsner. This recipe is likely more than 100 years old, and she always made this during the winter Holidays.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simmer the beef in a small quantity of water until tender, drain and cool.
  2. Chop and mix with beef broth.
  3. Pare and core and chop the apples and carefully pick over, wash and drain the dry fruits.
  4. Mix all ingredients except the oranges and lemons.
  5. Cook about 1 hour, in a preserving kettle over low heat, stirring to keep from scorching.
  6. Add the grated rind and juice of the oranges and lemons and mix well.
  7. Store in a stone jar and keep in a cool place.
  8. If it becomes dry add fruit juices.
  9. (Yield and prep time are guesses, let me know if you figure it out).
  10. ENJOY!

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