Canning Meatloaf and Bacon
Does anyone have clear cut directions for home canning meatloaf? I can find info on canning meatballs, which is similar, but not on canning meatloaf itself.
Also, has any had experience on canning bacon? There are confusing videos on YouTube about it and I really would like to hear from someone who has actually tried it and get their take on the subject.
Am working hard on getting my food storage plan up and running.
Thanks for any help you can give me.
I canned pint jars of meatloaf, one inch headspace, very lean hamburger, for 75 minutes. After processing there was grease in the water and jars had grease on outside. They all sealed. My question is, do you think the meatloaf is okay even though grease leaked out during processing?
Yes, I think so. It is not uncommon for juices to leak out when canning because it does boil.
As long as they sealed and there are not bulging lids (watch them over time too), I think it will be just fine.
You might check with Sharon over at SimplyCanning.com. She is the expert!