Russ's Mincemeat

Russ Myers


A friend gave me this recipe many years ago. It's still a family favorite.

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40 Min


1 Hr




2 lbs. lean beef, cooked until tender and put through food processor
1/2 lbs. suet, chopped finely
5 lbs. tart apples, chopped
3 lbs. raisins, chopped
1 Tbs. salt
2 C. brown sugar
1 qt. sweet apple cider
1 C. meat stock
2 1/2 pts. grape juice
1 tsp. mace
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. allspice
2 tsp. cloves
2 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 C. molasses
1 orange, with peel, chopped
1 lemon, with peel, chopped
3/4 C. white vinegar

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix beef, suet, apples, raisins, salt, sugar, cider, and meat stock and allow to come to a boil. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add remaining ingredients. Allow the entire mixture to come to a boil for 10 minutes. Pack into hot sterilized canning jars to within one inch of the top of the jar. Put on lids. Process at 10 pounds pressure for 20 minutes, or process in hot water bath for 30 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes, Pies
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom