All posts tagged Canning


Published February 5, 2023 by tindertender

Add together in large soup pot: 2 pounds dried pinto beans, rinsed, 2 ham hawks, 1 onion, chopped, 2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp cayenne, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, salt and pepper, 3 bay leaves, 6+ cups water, adding as needed.

Some people soak their beans, I throw everything into the pot and say “go!”.

I did not take a picture of them cooking in the pot, or while filling the jars. Let us skip right to jars in pot then, shall we?

11 pounds pressure for 75 minutes.

While the bean soup was being pressure canned I prepared the remaining soup as refried beans for burritos.

And here we are, 6 lovely pints of really good pinto bean soup for the pantry.

Makin’ Vegi Spaghetti Sauce!

Published September 7, 2022 by tindertender

Fresh ingredients! Tomatoes, bell pepper, Romano peppers, onions, olives, mushrooms, red wine, balsamic vinegar, a little brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, basil, thyme, oregano, Italian seasoning, salt & pepper.

Going to slow cook all night and tomorrow while at work, then I’ll pressure can it tomorrow night for my pantry.

Ready to pressure can!!!!


Will purchase more lids tomorrow and pressure can another 8 or so pints.

Many think this is a silly thing to do when I may be moving in December. I say it’s silly not to.

Aaaahhhhh …. So satisfying!

I like a little (😜) Parmesan cheese with my spaghetti.

Spicy Turkey Soup

Published November 27, 2021 by tindertender

Intending to change preconditioned, habitual patterning surrounding food, I have whittled down the amount of meat in my diet over the last several years. I feel very good about this change.

My father joined me for dinner this Thanksgiving holiday. He told me that he did not want me cooking meat, as he knows I try to avoid it. What is a daughter to do? My father came for supper, and he eats meat on a regular basis.

I was not going to make him eat vegetarian, so I bought, and roasted him a turkey breast … and I used the leftover to make soup for the pantry. I was not going to waste one portion of it, out of respect for the life it once was. And yes, I will eat it, out of respect for the life it once was, because I made the purchase. And I will be grateful for the nourishment every time I do.

I doubled the recipe and then some, with the exception of the meat. After having it for supper, I managed to create 15 pints and 3 quarts of delicious soup for the pantry.


1/2 tablespoon oil
1 green pepper, diced
1 onion, diced
4 cups turkey stock
2 cups leftover turkey
1 cup frozen corn
2 (16 oz cans) black beans, drained
2 (15 oz cans) diced tomatoes with green chiles
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
4 ounces cream cheese (If dairy free or canning, leave out this ingredient. The cheese can be added at the time of cooking at a later date for creaminess if desired).

Sauté the onion and green bell pepper. Add it to slow cooker with all other ingredients (except cream cheese, this goes in before serving). Cook on low for 8 hours.

Pressure canning:
Bring to 11 lbs pressure and keep it there for 75 minutes pints, and 90 minutes quarts.

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