6-8 carrots - sliced
4-6 celery stalks - chopped
1-2 onions - diced
10-12 potatoes - pealed, cubed
1 1/2 tbls salt
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. pepper
NOTE: Vegetables do not need to be precooked
I flour, salt & pepper the cubed meat then brown. Combine meat, vegetables and seasonings; cover with boiling beef broth (you can use water or a mix of broth & water).
Pack hot into hot jars (we usually do stew in regular mouth qt. jars) leaving 1-inch head space. Remove any air bubbles. Adjust caps.
Process pints 1 hour, quarts 1 hour and 15 mins at 10 lbs. pressure.
Yield: about 7 quarts
Now we have some tasty beef stew ready for any time it's craved.