pressure cooker for meats and leftovers

Asked February 12, 2014, 11:31 AM EST

i see the amount of time but need to know how much water to have in the cooker. a quart jar will fit in the cooker but wouldn't be able to cover with water

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

This looks as though you are hoping to pressure can meats.
The processing times available are only for a pressure canner which would hold up to 7 quart jars at once. Small pressure saucepans are made for cooking and are the size to hold a big, whole chicken. These smaller cookers would heat up and cool down far too quickly to fully process the contents of jars and make them safe, so are never recommended for canning.

This publication outlines complete instructions for safely canning meats in a pressure canner. It includes guidelines for the amount of water to place in the canner, which is usually 2-3 inches in the bottom.

This is a link to instructions for canning soups that would have meat in them.

Hope this helps!