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Old 10-12-2008, 08:53 PM   #1
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Canning Pulled Pork with sauce

Has anyone here ever canned pulled pork with bbq sauce? We are thinking it would be really convenient to pull it right out of the jars for a quick dinner.

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Old 10-12-2008, 09:01 PM   #2
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Never canned any... It freezes really well, and thaws pretty fast.
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:04 PM   #3
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I really didn't want to freeze it because it is just the two of us and by the time we can eat it all it ends up freezer burned, plus we have two homes one we live in and one we work in (self employed) and I wanted to keep a few jars there for the late nights.

I think I will just buy pork butt on sale and can it without the sauce and then add to it when we eat it. I might even try my hand at canning some bbq sauce.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:46 PM   #4
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Can it with a little tomato or molasses sauce for flavor. BBQ sauce with the meat might be too thick and would hamper penetration of heat. I would then add then BBQ sauce after a jar is opened.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:37 AM   #5
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If I can pork raw do I have to add juice or will it make its own? When I can deer meat raw I don't add any juice and it makes it's own.
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:35 PM   #6
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Wow, I haven't done a search on this subject but I do have some questions.

Canning meat; can one just load the jar with meat and process in either of the methods. Where do I learn about this?
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:31 PM   #7
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Instructions for canning meat are found in the Ball Blue Book, the canner's bible, which everyone should have.

Jessireb I would not recommend canning anything "dry". Liquid should always be added.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:47 PM   #8
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Improperly canned meat can be particularly dangerous, so make sure you know what you are doing before you try it.
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http://www.wvu.edu/~exten/infores/pubs/fypubs/wp400.pdf

Safe canning methods from USDA.

I would think that the pork would become very tender with canning, and you could add the sauce as you heat it up to eat.

Be very careful, follow instruction exactly, because improperly canned meat IS dangerous.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:51 PM   #10
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Instructions for canning meats can also be found on the National Center for Home Food Preservation site under How do I can meats? And, I would follow the instructions - there are some instances where you do NOT add liquid, however not in the case of cooked pulled pork with BBQ sauce.

This would be a good use for one of those HandiVac vacuum sealers. Just cook, pull, sauce and cool your pork - then divide up into quart bags, seal and vacuum. No problem of freezer burn - and the portions can be for one or two persons - whatever amount you want.

When I was a kid living in Georgia we used to get something like this in a can ... the texture wasn't that great.
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