Originally Posted by creeper
ground beef hmmm, very interesting. What did you add to the process? Have you done this before? Why did you choose to can instead of freeze.
I think the taste will be the same or at least not noticably different if you are adding taco spices
I can;t guess the texture without knowing what else you added..water, no water. Extra lean or regular ground
Originally Posted by jiju1943
I have heard of canned sausage but not ground beef. Let us know how it turned out.
Are you snowed in up there, I saw on the news where y'all were getting snow. It is in the 60s here today and tomorrow then Thursday it will hit 72, crazy weather, our grass is still green from last Summer, if it stays warm like now I will be cutting grass in a week or so.
It turned out pretty good! It's not quite as firm as cooked fresh ground beef, but it's not too noticeable.
I experimented with it a couple different ways. One time I used the left over juices from a big roast beef. Another time I added beef broth.
The last time, a couple weeks ago, I put all of the grease I drained out of the pan after it was cooked in a bowl and set it outside in the cold for about 30 minutes. The fat rose to the top and the beef juice stayed at the bottom. It worked out well because it was only 19º F outside, so it separated quickly.
I threw away the grease and poured the juice - after heating it up - into the jars full of meat.
A few weeks ago, I bought 40 pounds of it to can. It was on sale for $1.99, which seemed cheap because it's been over $4 a lb. here lately.
I have some in the freezer, but I worry about the power going out or a malfunction with the freezer. So I keep some in there and can the rest.
Jim, it's been in the 60's here too.... inside the house
. Outside, it's been cold but we don't have any snow - except the piles left behind by the plows. We had a dusting of snow this morning, but it didn't stick.
This has been a fantastic winter. It's not often that you see the words 'fantastic' and 'winter' in the same sentence! The ski lodge owners here have been complaining about the lack of snow - can't blame them, really. But there's not a lot of sympathy for them. After all, during the winters that we get well over 100" of snow, they don't feel bad for us
Shrove Tuesday? That's a new one on me! Hehehe, even Spellcheck doesn't recognize it. I'm going to google it to see how it started.