Pressure Canned Method
Oh, the convenience of just opening a jar and heating it to make dinner. I've never been much of a meal prep kind of gal so those of you who are... more power to you. Canning meals has been my way to prep for those weeknights when the days have been too long and my patience is short.
This recipe gives you all the delicious flavor of traditional cabbage rolls, ready to eat within minutes out of a jar. I like to serve this over rice.
You'll notice with this recipe that the amount it yields varies. I find sometimes that I get 7 quarts, sometimes 10. This has to do with the size of the vegetables you use. And of course, add more or less of whatever ingredient that you want. If you are stirring your pot, and it looks dry, feel free to add more passata or diced tomatoes. It should be really saucy when it is added to the jars.
Pressure Canned Cabbage Roll In A Jar
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 1/2 pounds ground pork
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
4-6 bell peppers, chopped
1 quart sauerkraut
2 quarts diced tomatoes with juice
1 quart strained tomatoes (passata)
1 head green cabbage, chopped
1 quart chicken stock
salt & pepper
Add your ground meat to a large pot. Season with salt and pepper. Brown.
Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and continue until cabbage just starts to soften.
Add to clean and prepared jars, leaving 1 inch headspace. Wipe rim of jars with vinegar. Add lids and rings. Hand tighten.
Make sure your rack is on the bottom of the canner and place the jars in the pressure canner. Lock the lid and turn up the heat bring the canner to a boil.
Vent steam for 10 minutes, then close the vent by adding the weighted gauge or pressure regulator (for dial gauge canner). Process for 75 minutes at 10 lbs of pressure (11 lbs for dial gauge canner). (Adjust pressure for altitude) When complete turn off the heat and let pressure return to zero naturally.
Wait two minutes longer and open vent. Remove canner lid. Wait 10 minutes then remove jars and place on dishtowel in a place that they will sit overnight to cool. Do not touch or move them till the next morning. Your food may still be boiling inside the jars. That is normal!