October 28, 2011

Omi's Stew, Canned

My husband's Omi had the most amazing recipe for oven stew.  It's chunky, it's full of flavor and it's so so good. The only down side is that it takes 5 hours to cook, therefore we don't have it very often because I never remember to put it together before noon.  So I made a huge batch last night and canned it all.  Now we have Omi's stew ready to go at a moments notice.  Yay!

Recipe for Canned Stew: makes 13 pints.

6 lbs cubed stew meat cooked (lay in roasting pan in single layer, cover with foil, bake at 350° for 30 min.)
9 russet potatoes in 1" chunks
3 onions, quartered
2 C. celery, chopped into chunks
1-2 bags mini carrots, cut in half (short and fat, not long and skinny)
Add all that to the biggest pot you have along with a little water so it doesn't burn on the bottom.
Heat until hot, but veggies will still be crunchy

Spoon into hot sterile jars.

4 Cans Tomato Soup
4 Cans Water
4 Tbsp. Sugar
4 Tbsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper

Mix together in large saucepan until hot.  Pour over meat and veggies leaving 1" head space (I didn't leave this much and it leaked in my canner.  So prevent a mess and leave the 1"!)  
If you run out of sauce top each jar with a little water until full.

Cover with hot sterile NEW seals and the rings.  Process in Pressure Canner ONLY at 10lbs pressure for 60 minutes.  (follow canner instructions)

Once jars are cooled and lids have sealed label each with the contents and the date.

Although you might be tempted don't add any sort of thickening agent to the sauce.



Leda said...

This is a good idea! Didn't Omi just pass away? What a wonderful lady she was. ...She has wonderful grandchildren; like my son-in-law and your husband. :)

Holli said...

Yes, Omi passed away a couple of months ago. She was an amazing woman.