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It sounds great, although I have to admit that I've never tasted venison.

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Sounds SO Good !!
No time here to can right now...But I'm waiting for the day to be free to pressure can some chicken...

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Ended up with 6 12-ounce jars and 4 pint jars of venison. Unlike the beef, I brined this in big roasts, rather than cutting into chunks first. I cut pieces of meat to put in the jars that were about the size of the jar and stuffed it full. Did cold pack pressure canning for this. 10 minute vent, 75 minute pressure. Haven't tasted it yet, but the jars look beautiful. And you know you want to always look marvelous, darling! LOL

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I put the venison roasts in brine on Memorial Day. Hope to get it in the canner tonight (if the traffic winds blow favorably after work!)


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I've got two large venison roasts thawing in the fridge. Plan to make the brine and start the corned venison this weekend.

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YUMMMMY !!!!
I was watching Diners, Drive Inns and Dives the other day. They were in a Diner called Ooh's and Ah's (sp) in DC.
Looked really good...Soul Food.
I Love DC in the Spring with the Cherry Blossoms....

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Sounds great!




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Sounds lovely, glad it worked out well

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It was really good! I finally got in my hotel room and cracked open the little jar.

I didn't bother with mustard or making a sandwich. I dipped the bread in the natural broth that had formed from the cold-pack canning process and ate every of meat and every drop of broth.

This will eventually be an I Can Can Corned Beef book. I'll run a free day for my friends here on this message forum!

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Ended up with seventeen 12-ounce jars and two 4-ounce jars of corned beef. Finished filling my pressure canner with four pint jars of butter beans (dried giant limas) and two pints of pinto beans.

I am traveling this week, so the two little jars are for a hotel room meal. I plan to pick up some mustard packs somewhere and perhaps a jar of pickle spears. I brought two sandwich skinnies (those little flat round bread things.)

The meat LOOKS beautiful. I am very happy with the amount that I ended up with and the low fat content. I am looking forward to trying the meat to see how it tastes and the level of tenderness.

I will report back after I've tried it.

I'm sitting in a hotel lobby now, waiting on my room to be ready. I'll be checking in this week as I can.

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The jars are in the pressure cooker!

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Can't wait to hear how it is. If it turns out well I have some elk in the freezer I might try corning. Enjoy your time away.




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I'll be canning the corned beef today!

We are going to a Mother's Day fundraising banquet for St. Jude tonight and it would probably be frowned upon if I sent a jar of corned beef back to the kitchen for them to "whip into something."

I leave the house at 4:30 am tomorrow to be gone for 8 days. That will give it time to rest in the jars and decide how it wants to taste and look.

If the jarring works out right, though, I might just can one tiny half pint or quarter pint jar to take with me. I'm sure I can find a roll and mustard somewhere!


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Just finished flipping my meat... takes less than a minute since it's in a ziplock bag in a big bowl. After 5 days, it is still nice and red. That's the Prague's curing salt, I'm sure. Normally meat would start to lose it's color after that long in the fridge. I am definitely going to corn and can some venison next if this turns out well.

So far this has been super easy. The hardest part was clearing out enough space for the big bowl in the fridge!

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Anxious to hear how this turns out.




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Flipping the plastic bag and smooshing the meat around each day to make sure there is equal opportunity brining going on with the meat. Only a couple of more days until I can can the corned beef!!! (I feel a book coming on!)

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We don't have much a problem with deer on the road, but Kangaroos and Wombats can zip out pretty quickly.

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You are right they are a hazard on the road. We have had 3 encounters through the years with deer when driving. Two in Mo. and one last year out here. There isn't much you can do when one jumps out in front of you.




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My brother and Daddy have a terrible time keeping the deer out of their garden. They finally put up an 8 foot fence to keep them out! Eating gardens is only one of their bad habits. They are also a danger when driving country roads. They can total a car if they jump out in front of you.

I just got through turning my meat again. I am so looking forward to Saturday afternoon to can this up!



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They say the secret to tender and tasty venison is in the hanging.

It's a specialty meat here and not the easiest to find. Run of the mill Corned Beef here only has some fat on the top of the meat, it's easily cut off if you want to make it virtually fat free. We rarely have brisket as in the belly over here and I agree it's way too fatty for me as well


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When we had the farm in Missouri we were over run with deer. We called them field rats. They got their share of the crops. I took 2nd in a chili cook off at DH work two years in a row with my venison chili.

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I would have to be pretty hungry and pretty desperate to eat kangaroo... I like venison, though, if it is processed correctly. A lot of it ends up ground at our house and added to chili or spaghetti sauce or made into sausage.

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I am anxious to know how this turns out too. DH has borderline high cholesterol but we do have corned beef about once a year. I buy what is already corned in the store and yes it is very high in fat here. If I could can it with a lower fat meat that would be great! Jules, I don't think I could eat kangaroo either.




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It's not a common meat over here. They do sell kangaroo, but I just can't bring myself to eat a kangaroo, I don't like the look of the meat either it's just too red and bloody looking

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Thanks, Flower. If this is successful, then my next experiment is to corn some venison and see how that turns out. I have a freezer full. I am going to can this, so I'm making enough for a year (we eat it about once a month.) There are four in our house.

Have you ever corned venison? (Do you have venison in Oz?)


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I know what you mean, I have a few recipes for home corning of meat. The good part is you can pick the cut of meat you wish and not only beef either.

I only have 3 people here so I don't know whether it's viable to do a lot of corned beef. We are able to get corned beef here that is not only low fat but low salt as well.

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I know what you mean, I have a couple of recipes for home corned beef and you can use all sorts of cuts and not only beef.

I only have 3 people in the house so I'm not sure whether it's viable to corn a lot of meat. We are able to get cuts here already corned that are extremely low in fat and salt if one wants it.

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Flower - yes I can buy it already corned, at about $7 or $8 a pound with about 20% fat. Traditionally, you see brisket corned and it is a fatty, tough cut of meat. I bought the leaner cut at $3 a pound because I bought in bulk.

It's a frugal, self-sufficiency, want it to taste the way I love it, (control issue) kind of thing. emoticon

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Every once in a while, Walmart has the 12 oz jars for 7.00/8.00/doz.

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I have made sauer-kraut but not corned beef. Stay tuned as I may need to make adjustments. That's why I'm calling it an experiment! I'm really excited about it, though. I've been pondering it and researching the topic for a while. I was just waiting to score some 12 ounce jars. I found two boxes (that I paid dearly for) at the grocery store a couple of weeks ago. Of course, it could be canned in half pints or pints, or even quarts, but that's not how we eat it and I wanted to keep it close to how we normally eat it.

It smells really good!

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I have to ask, can you not buy a piece of beef already corned?

I love a corned beef and veggie dinner, whatever is left over doesn't last long in this house and is usually sliced for sandwiches.

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YUM Jenny...Have you ever brined your own beef before? How did it turn out?
We love corned beef and I was wanting to try it.
Canning it is a Bonus...
Can't wait to hear how it worked out and if there were any adjustments.
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We love to make corned beef and cabbage for a quick meal in the pressure cooker. I cut up a whole head of cabbage, add 4 or five quartered potatoes (washed, skin on), 4 or 5 carrots, salt and pepper and a can of corned beef. Let it jiggle for about 3 minutes and voila dinner is done! It makes about 6 one-dish-meal servings in no time flat.

HOWEVER, canned corned beef is about $5 for a 12 oz can and full of fat. Spread over 6 servings, it's not completely awful, but still, not doing my cholesterol or weight loss goals any good.

So I am attempting to make a lower fat corned beef. I bought a big round roast (a little over 10 pounds) at Costco last weekend. Made up a brine of water with canning salt, pickling spices, cinnamon, garlic, a few extra cloves, and Pragues salt. I cut the meat up into fairly large cubes to make it easier to can. I put the whole kit and kaboodle in a 2 gallon zip-lock bag and I am using big tongs to mix things up once a day. I plan to can it on Saturday (7 day brine) because I've got to leave for DC on Sunday morning... otherwise I'd probably let it go for another day (traveling the next weekend, too or I might leave for 2 weeks).

I found some 12 ounce jars (scarce as hen's teeth around here) that I'm going to use to can the meat in. I'll can as for beef (10 minute vent, 75 minute pressure can at 10 lbs pressure.)

If this turns out like I hope it will, I'll publish as a little I CAN CAN short article on Amazon for the masses... but you all have it first and now. So, when spring cabbage comes in, I'll have jars of a lower fat corned beef standing buy. I expect to get about 12-13 jars with a total cost of around half of what I pay for canned corned beef. That's not counting the cost of the jars which I will probably use at least 50 times each if the Lord lets me live as long as my Granny.

I'll let y'all know how it turns out.

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