Canning hamburger

Discussion in 'Preserving the Harvest' started by Raggedy Anne, May 20, 2020.

  1. Raggedy Anne

    Raggedy Anne New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    May 20, 2020
    Location:
    Georgia
    Hi,
    I new here. I just gave my second go ever at canning hamburger in pint jars. Once cooled, three of the jars had a small amount of grease under the ring. The seals seem tight though. Should I be concerned?
     
    happy hermits likes this.
  2. Wyobuckaroo

    Wyobuckaroo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    231
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Location:
    Far North Canada
    Sweetie has canned hamburger many times with good success..

    If you seals are good.. If you can lift the jar off the counter a short ways by the lid..
    I would check seals often, use soon, and next time leave more head space in the jar.

    My 5 cents of opinion..
     
    birdman1 and happy hermits like this.

  3. Raggedy Anne

    Raggedy Anne New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    May 20, 2020
    Location:
    Georgia
    Thanks. They're sitting in my fridge to be used asap. I did cram a little more in this time....messed with success. Live 'n learn.
     
    po boy likes this.
  4. Whoo

    Whoo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    239
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    What have you got planned for uses with it? I've never tried canning burger was just interested!
     
  5. gleepish

    gleepish Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    797
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Location:
    Southeastern , MO
    I've canned ground beef a couple of times with good results. We use it most often in chili and soups. with the exception of ham and beans, split pea with ham and chili, we tend to can individual meats/veggies/stocks and then combine them later into whatever we want to make. I did can patties once, and probably wont do that again-just wasn't happy with the texture-but they did taste okay smothered in mushroom gravy!
     
    Raggedy Anne and Whoo like this.
  6. Raggedy Anne

    Raggedy Anne New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Joined:
    May 20, 2020
    Location:
    Georgia
    Chili. Sloppy joes. Tacos. Tomato meat sauce. Stroganoff. Anything that calls for ground beef. I had (and since lost) a book called 365 ways to cook hamburger.
     
    Kmac15 and Whoo like this.
  7. HDRider

    HDRider Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    25,879
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Location:
    NE Arkansas
    That does not sound sealed to me
     
  8. gleepish

    gleepish Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    797
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Location:
    Southeastern , MO
    I have that book! along with 365 ways to cook chicken. LOL
     
    Whoo likes this.
  9. homesteadforty

    homesteadforty Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    755
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    Location:
    the head of the holler deep in the mountains of WV
    If the grease is under the ring then it either pushed out between the lid and jar as it was heating or it was already there. It may seem sealed but I wouldn't trust it.