Most costly blunder in the torture chamber, love veggie soup, DH loves stew. I spent untolds amount of money on meat for stew and soup. All fresh veggies from the stands and countless hrs. pealing potatoes and onions, tomatoes, corn, carrots, everything was from a garden local. The soup was soo good and the stew turned out good too. 24 quarts of each ! I processed them for a couple hrs. each batch . about 6 at a time I think. took a few days. Every single one of them spoiled. I didnt use a pressure cooker I boiled them in a regular pot. I only got a taste..