I would like to can some homemade meat sauce in half pint jars. Can you...

Asked July 26, 2016, 9:41 AM EDT

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.

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1 Response

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.
http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_03/spaghetti_sauce_meat.html

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.