Finally bought a pressure canner. Getting ready to dive in but I have a question and didn't want to loose any responses in the massive canning thread, so asking it separately. I have a beef and barely stew/soup recipe that we LOVE. Wanted to know how I would can it, can't seem to find anything online anywhere, hoping for help! Here's the general gist of what it is: Stew meat, browned in a little oil with pearled barley, dried beans, oinions, carrots, bay leaf, ginger, salt and cilantro, with broth, cook for about 5 hours or until the beans decide to get done. Sometimes I add peas to it the last half hour or so. Was thinking possibly cooking the beans and barely partway before mixing it all together in the jars, would this work? Or do I leave them dry? Would really like to be able to do this so I don't have to take up all that room in the freezer just to keep it on hand. Also......... can you pressure can potato soup? Can't seem to find that answer either.