Canning Meatballs


With hamburg on sale this week I thought I would try canning meatballs.  I have canned chili, stew and linsen but that is it for canning meat.  I found this wonderful canning blog.

Canning Homemade

Canning Meatballs – Janice’s Asian Turkey Meatballs & South by Southwest too!

Another great inspired twist on canning Meatballs from my friend Janice in Texas. She recently just started doing pressure canning and I am super proud of her taking the leap to doing meat and even meatballs so quickly. Janice does a lot of her canning in Hotels since she travels with her husband while he works. It’s seems like a marriage made in heaven and Janice is the type of lady that doesn’t let the little things like lack of burners and equipment get in her way. She has a make shift kitchen in the trunk of the car complete with burner, pots and canning equipment. Some of the most incredible recipes come out of her little kitchen and when she’s home they just get more amazing.

Here is a little bit about Janice’s work on the meatballs:

“My reason for making all these meatballs is so that upon our long drive home we don’t have to stop & buy take out to bring home. The Asian turkey will pair nicely w/ the plum sauce, the beef meatballs w/ the roasted garlic pasta sauce & the southwest chicken w/ the Roasted Green Chili Sauce that I canned. All I have to do is make a pot of noodles, white rice or whatever carb that would compliment the meatball lol!! My husband travels a lot for his job (catastrophe insurance adjuster) and now that we’re empty nesters I go too. So a long drive home & after months of eating out then coming home we are sick of restaurant food. Now we won’t have to do that. Just come home cook a pot of … And unpack :))”
I just love your spirit Janice and want to share your recipe with all my followers!
Asian Turkey Meatballs
3 lbs lean ground turkey
5 green onions, chopped
2″ fresh ginger, grated
5 cloves garlic, grated
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3 teaspoons salt, (1 per lb of meat)
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
5 tablespoons Teriyaki Ginger sauce*
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Red pepper flakes, optional




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