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Canning Pork

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by bigredfeather, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    We recently butchered a few hogs and my DW is going to can it. The process we have used before for deer and beef is to place the uncooked, cubed meat in cold jars w/ no water, leaving 1" of head space, and process for 90 min @ 11 lbs. After checking the net to see if pork uses the same method, she found quite a few different suggestions, including cooking the meat first, adding liquid, hot jars, ect.
    Will somebody please confirm that the first method I described will be okay. Or, is that not correct?

  2. sunrise farms

    sunrise farms In the Brooder

    Dec 20, 2010
    Your first method..raw pack- is the way I have canned my pork for years...[​IMG]
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    Thanks for confirming. Sometimes the internet can make things more complicated than they need to be.
  4. Carolyn

    Carolyn Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    I have never canned pork but have canned chicken using the raw pack method and it worked fine. The problem when you look it up is that the gov. changed the recommedation last year and don't recommend any meat be canned by cold pack method. I am for using the method that works best for me.
  5. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    so what do you do with canned pork once you have it?
  6. When I canned my pork some I browned a bit in lard and then packed and filled jars with boiling water/broth; other times I have done it cold pack, but I usually add boiling liquid and a tsp of salt to each jar. When I open it I brown some onions and a garlic clove in a tbsp. of oil; dump in the pork and liquid, bring to a boil, then turn down, simmer for 15 minutes, taste, adjust seasonings then mix some milk/flour in a jar, shake, pour in pan....instant gravy!!!!! Delicious!!

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