I’ve told you before that one of my favorite Youtubers to watch is Whippoorwill Holler. The other night I sat down to cross stitch and turned on the television. Typically I turn on Youtube to see if any of the channels I subscribe to had new videos. If I find some I want to watch, I watch them. If I don’t, I move on to another channel.
Well, Miss Lori from Whippoorwill Holler had a new video for Canning Italian Beef. I am not experienced with canning meet but it sounded interesting to me as I have quite a few beef roasts left in the freezer and I have beef scheduled to come in May. Hmm. I was going to watch the video and see what it was all about.
So I clicked play. Miss Lori came on and I about died laughing. She was telling how they had bought a 1/2 of beef and she was working to make room in her freezer. She had a bunch of beef roasts in her freezer and she was going to use them up by making and canning Italian Beef with the roasts.
What a coincidence that we were both thinking about the roast in our freezers. Well, I knew immediately I was going to watch the video to the end. If you push play, you can watch the video too.
I was bummed for about 30 seconds thinking I couldn’t make it as I needed a big pressure cooker…then I remembered that I had gotten one free on a curb alert. You can read the post HERE.
I had been on Facebook and someone posted a curb alert that everything sitting outside was free. I messaged it to Karl as he was on his way home from work and would be driving right past it.
I took this picture from the posting and wrote to Karl, if you can, pick up this…
Karl did and I got a brand new pressure cooker.
Anyway…I took out four roasts and made them into the Italian Beef that Miss Lori was making. I followed her recipe but did add in the salt she suggested at the end of the video.
I had seven jars from the four roasts. I was listening to an audiobook while I was prepping everything and forgot to take pictures.
You can see six jars…all sealed nicely. You’re probably wondering why I made seven jars but only six are pictured.
Well, just as the jars were coming out of the canner, Karl came in the door. I asked if had supper and he said no. I asked him if he wanted to try the meat I had just processed. He said yes, so I opened a can. I made some potatoes in the instant pot and we ate the meat over the potatoes.
Karl and both LOVED it. I’ll definitely do this again.
I’m new to canning meat and it’s the first time I used this pressure cooker. I had a little trouble keeping the pot at 11 pounds of pressure. Because of that, I think the meet got a little overdone and didn’t stay as chunky. It doesn’t bother the taste at all but I think I might want to watch that a little better when I do it again.
Seriously though, Karl and I both LOVED it. It will be so handy having this on the shelf for a quick supper. Thanks Miss Lori for a wonderful recipe!!