I would like to can some homemade meat sauce in half pint jars. Can you...
I would like to can some homemade meat sauce in half pint jars. Can you please give me some guidance? I have a pressure canner but not directions. I need to know how muck water to put in the canner and how long to process for half pints.
Lucas County Ohio
Thank you for your question. Not knowing your recipe, I cannot give you any recommendations for safely canning it in any size jar.
However there is a Spaghetti Sauce with Meat recipe available from The National Center for Home Food Preservation.
This recipe gives directions for canning pints and quarts. If you use half-pint jars, you would follow the timing for canning in pint jars (since there is not a tested time for half-pints).
If you still want to make your recipe, I would suggest freezing it.