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    Home Canned Nacho Cheese Sauce

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    1 hrs 20 mins

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    20 mins

    Luv-2-Camp Mary's Note:

    This is about 75 cents a jar. A lot less than the store boughten. Makes a great evening snack with pretzels or nacho chips. I also use this as a cheese sauce on cooked veggies. This is also a great addition to "homemade gift baskets"

    Editors Note: The Cooperative Extension Service, University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences provided this information: We do not recommend canning dairy items (milk, cheese, butter) for several reasons: 1) there are no safe researched recipes 2) if added as an ingredient to other recipes they may alter the penetration of heat into foods. e.g. we do not recommend adding milk or cream to a safe and tested soup recipe to make it a cream soup. 3) while some cheeses may be borderline acid foods, many processed cheeses may not be. Milk and butter are not acid foods. Thus processes for canning would have to be using a pressure canner. 4) The chemistry of dairy foods is such that it simply doesn't fare well in heat.

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    1. 1
      Melt butter in canning saucepot.
    2. 2
      Add milk and cream.
    3. 3
      Slice cheese into above mixture.
    4. 4
      Melt cheese SLOWLY. If melted too fast it will burn on the bottom.
    5. 5
      Put into hot jars.
    6. 6
      Seal and hot bath for 20 minutes.
    7. 7
      Makes about 20 jelly jars.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 05, 2005


      This was an OK recipe but lacked the spicy flavor of store bought. I only wanted one serving so I broke down the amounts for just one pound of cheese. I added red pepper to spice up the flavor which helped. Next time I will use a pound of Mexican velveeta. I made the sauce using my microwave on defrost setting in order to melt the cheese and blend the ingredients. In response to Chef 170381, corporations are able to can milk, eggs, and butter because they quickly bring the temperature of the food up and quickly cool it. Botulism is deadly, do you really want to risk yourr life for cheese sauce. I will post how I made the sauce with one pound of cheese. Ms Kitty

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    • on July 15, 2004

      This is very dangerous. No butter, milk, cream or cheese can be safely canned. It is a risk for botulism. Contact your county extension office for info.

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    • on October 23, 2007


      This is my husband and sons favorite. Holds up great in the cabinet to. We'll be making this again for sure. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Home Canned Nacho Cheese Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (4610 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 622.8
    Calories from Fat 462
    Total Fat 51.3 g
    Saturated Fat 32.9 g
    Cholesterol 183.6 mg
    Sodium 2087.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 10.9 g
    Protein 24.4 g

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