Sloppy Joes in a Pressure Canner

Recipe by Lennie
READY IN: 1hr 50mins
YIELD: 6 pints




  • Prepare mason jars, lids and rings; if you are unsure on how to do this, consult a preserving manual.
  • In a heavy saucepan, begin to brown ground beef, then add onion and garlic; continue cooking until meat is browned.
  • Drain off fat.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the brown sugar and mustard, then add remaining ingredients to brown sugar mixture.
  • Stir into beef and heat thoroughly.
  • Now, carefully spoon this hot mixture into hot jars, leaving a one-inch headspace.
  • Remove air bubbles with a (nonmetallic) spatula and wipe the rims of the jars clean of any food residue.
  • Place lid on jar with sealing compound next to glass; screw band down evenly and firmly just until a point of resistance is met; this is called being fingertip-tight.
  • Process for 75 minutes at 10 pounds pressure.