Old Fashioned Mince Meat

Old Fashioned Mince Meat Recipe

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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 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

How to Make Old Fashioned Mince Meat


  1. 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.
  2. One quart jar makes a very generous pie. Needs top and bottom crusts.

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About Old Fashioned Mince Meat

Course/Dish: Pies

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