Old Fashioned Mince Meat Recipe

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Old Fashioned Mince Meat

Bonnie Lockhart


My husband's Grandma Skinner used to help make this with the ladies at the Methodist church, and they would sell it every fall. I don't know how old this recipe is, but we used to buy it in the 1960's, and they had been making it a lot of years before that. Makes a lot, so you may need to can the rest. Don't know how it would freeze. I vacuum seal things, and to make a pie and freeze it would probably be fine.

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1 Hr


1 Hr


1 gal
chopped raw apples, do not peel
1/2 gal
boiled beef roast, pulled or cut up
2 lb
seedless raisins
2 c
dark brown sugar
3 c
white vinegar
1 1/2 tsp
ground cloves
2 tsp
allspice, ground
1 tsp
1 c
citron (if you like the taste)
1 lb

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix together the apples, beef, currants, raisins, brown sugar and vinegar. Add the spices and mix. Ready for pie after it has seasoned overnight in a covered crock, or large covered bowl, in a cool place (I suggest the frig) and use or immediately can.
One quart jar makes a very generous pie. Needs top and bottom crusts.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies