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(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Leila Rockwell
Sublimity, OR

I found this recipe in my old 1949 Cookbook and wanted to post it for those of you that have never eaten mincemeat and would like to try and make it. My Mother used to make mincemeat and can it and I can remember how delicious it was. You can also buy a box of None_such mincemeat and it is very good also. I have not made this recipe so it isnt tried and true.

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 2 Hr
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For mincemeat

  • 1 lb
    beef, cut-up
  • 2 lb
    tart apples, peeled, quartered, cored,
  • 2 -2/3 c
    seeded raisins
  • 2 -1/2 c
  • 1/4 lb
  • 1/4 lb
    ground suet
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    strong coffee beverage or cider
  • 1 Tbsp
    powdered cloves
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    meat liquor (i think this is broth off of meat)

How To Make mincemeat

  • 1
    This recipe is to be canned and makes 5 pints. It will be ready for you to use in your pies when ever you open.
  • 2
    Cook meat, in boiling water to cover, covered, until tender; cool in meat liquor. Put meat through food chopper, saving 1 cup liquor
  • 3
    Put the next 4 ing. through chopper,apples, raisins,currants and citron. Add the ground meat, suet, salt, nutmeg, sugar, coffee, cloves cinnamon and meat liquor.
  • 4
    Put in to a kettle and simmer, uncovered, 1 hour., stirring often to prevent burning.
  • 5
    Pour at once into clean sterilized hot jars. Adjust lids on as directed. Set on wire rack in deep covered kettle with boiling water to cover tops at least 1". Process 30 min. counting time from time of boiling. Remove immediately adjust seal ( tighten lightly)