Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Make Your Own Canned Pork & Beans

Lane over at A Food Journey To Go has come up with a cook in the can recipe for making your own pork and beans. Head over to her blog for the details on the prep and pix. Lane uses pint sized jars and adds the ingredients below to each jar. Here is the recipe as I'm going to use it.

1/3 cup dry white beans (She uses navy beans, but great northerns would work)
1 tablespoon dried onions
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon molasses
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 teaspoon bacon bits
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon Clear Jel (canning-approved cornstarch)
1/2 inch cube Pork fat
a light grating of nutmeg
warmed tomato juice up to the half-way mark
boiling water to 1-inch headspace
Pressure-can for 75 minutes @ 10 psi, or adjust for your altitude.

You probably already have many if not all of the ingredients in your food storage or pantry.  I could not find Clear Jel locally.  I picked up a bag when I was in Utah last summer.  The great thing is, you don't have to pre-cook the beans. How great is that!

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