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vegetable soup

Posted by travisdunn none (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 2, 11 at 17:21

I am interested in using this recipe.Could you tell me if it would be safe to exchange the lima beans for another kind of bean like pole beans(kentucky wonder)or other beans for long term storage.

8 cups chopped, peeled, cored tomatoes (about 4 lb or 12 medium)
6 cups cubed and peeled potatoes (about 6 medium)
6 cups 3/4-inch sliced carrots (about 12 medium)
4 cups green lima beans (about 1-1/2 lb)
4 cups uncooked corn kernels (about 9 ears)
2 cups 1-inch sliced celery (about 4 stalks)
2 cups chopped onions (about 2 medium)
6 cups water
Salt, optional
Pepper, optional
7 (32 oz) quart or 14 (16 oz) pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands

1.) PREPARE pressure canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.
2.) COMBINE all vegetables in a large saucepot. Add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
3.) LADLE hot soup into hot jars leaving 1 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight.
4.) PROCESS filled jars in a pressure canner at 10 pounds pressure 1 hour for pints and 1 hour and 15 minutes for quarts, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

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RE: vegetable soup

No problem subbing the green beans but that isn't nearly enough water for all those ingredients so density will be an issue with this recipe.

Soup guidelines call for pre-cooking the ingredients and then filling the jars 1/2 way with solids and the remainder of the jar with hot liquids for proper heat penetration.


Here is a link that might be useful: Canning Soups

RE: vegetable soup

Thanks Dave

RE: vegetable soup

Yes, you can substitute other types of green beans. Since this is a recipe from Ball/Bernardin, I doubt you have to worry about "density" issues. Methinks they have probably tested it.

RE: vegetable soup

Thanks Malna.14 pints cooling down in the pressure canner now.This canning was a lot of work but will be rewarding when I here the lids sealing going pop pop pop. lol

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