I have 5 mincemeat recipes that I've used for making pies over the years, (4 of them are meatless). However my dad always preferred the "traditional" mincemeat pies and so do I. (I would be happy to post the "meatless" recipes on request). This is the Traditional (with meat) Mincemeat recipe that I made for many years. The only change I ever made in the original recipe was to substitute stew beef for the calves' tongues. Prep time includes the 4-6 weeks "standing" time.