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Homemade Canned Pork and Beans

Monday, April 29, 2013

How to Can Homemade Pork and Beans
by Rachel Paxton
From Creative Homemaking

Do go look at her site...Very interesting !!!!

Recently I have become very interested in food storage. In the past couple of weeks I have been doing a lot of reading about canning beans, and I found this great recipe for canning pork and beans. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

If you are working on food storage, then one of the items you might consider stocking up on is navy beans. I bought a 25 pound bag of navy beans for about $20 at my local Cash and Carry grocery wholesaler. I store the beans in a food grade 5 gallon container.

I used navy beans to prepare this recipe, but you can use any other beans you have, such as Great Northern beans or pinto beans. This recipe yields eight pint jars of pork and beans.
2 lbs. navy beans
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 medium onions, chopped
1 tsp. yellow mustard
2 tbsp. molasses or honey
2 (15 oz.) cans tomato sauce
3 c. water
1 tbsp. salt
8 pieces bacon or salt pork
Sterilize your canning jars (8 pint jars or 4 quarts) and start heating up your pressure canner (beans have to be pressure canned).
Place 1/2 c. dry beans into each jar. They do not need to be soaked first, but rinse and sort through them first. Next divide up the onions evenly among the jars. Add a piece of bacon or salt pork to each jar.

In a sauce pan, combine mustard, molasses, brown sugar, tomato sauce, and water. After the mixture comes to a boil, carefully ladle 1 c. of the sauce into each jar. Fill the jars with additional boiling water, leaving 1 inch headspace. Wipe the jar rims with a damp towel and place the lids on jars.
Process jars at 10 pounds pressure for 75 minutes for pints or 90 minutes for quarts.
I was so excited to try these beans that I had to open one of the jars the day I canned them. They are delicious. The beans turn out nice and soft, just like the beans from the store. They are so easy to make, I will definitely be making them again.
These jars can be stored for a year or more in the pantry. New to pressure canning? Here are some basic beginning instructions for using pressure canners.

I can't wait to try these...We Love Beanies and Wienies !!!
Thank You for reading my blog and Do Enjoy !

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NORASPAT 5/7/2013 9:53PM

    Pattie, thanks for the reminder of my canning days. Water bath only but loved doing it.Your beans look great but these days I eat very little salt or sugar. DH and I always used to go hiking with canned bean and a can opener. Much preferred them yo SANDWICHES, we rarely eat them these days. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ARTJAC 4/30/2013 2:17AM

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PATRICIAAK 4/29/2013 11:37PM


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ELSCO55 4/29/2013 9:34PM

    Look great

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DANAPRIME 4/29/2013 4:26PM

    Great blog! Hve you looked at Lehmans catalog. They have lots of canning stuff.


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MARTYLYNN1 4/29/2013 4:06PM

    emoticon They look really good!

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AUNTB63 4/29/2013 2:50PM

    I love beans anyway they can be made. Too bad I'm not into canning, because this recipe sounds/looks yummy. I will check out the web site. By the way because of your pictures of sun rises from awhile back I still think of you each morning that I see the sun rise. Stay healthy and keep sparking. Many emoticon Barb

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NASFKAB 4/29/2013 1:12PM

  great recipe do not eat pork but will be delicious with other meat thanks for posting

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SWIMLOVER 4/29/2013 12:28PM

  It looks really good!

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PRINCESSAMY 4/29/2013 11:37AM


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CHUBRUB3 4/29/2013 11:02AM

    Looks great!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/29/2013 9:47AM


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    emoticon They look beautiful!!

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JUNEAU2010 4/29/2013 8:46AM

    I need to dust off my pressure cooker! Great blog!

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KALIGIRL 4/29/2013 8:42AM

    How cool!

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