Meat Stock (Broth, Soup Stock)

Beef: Saw or crack fresh trimmed beef bones to enhance extraction of flavor. Rinse bones and place in a large stockpot or kettle, cover bones with water, add pot cover, and simmer 3 to 4 hours. Remove bones, cool broth, and pick off meat. Skim off fat, add meat trimmings removed from bones to broth, and reheat to boiling. Fill hot jars, leaving 1 inch headspace. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened clean paper towel. Adjust lids and process.

Chicken or turkey: Place large carcass bones (with most of meat removed) in a large stock pot, add enough water to cover bones, cover pot, and simmer 30 to 45 minutes or until remaining attached meat can be easily stripped from bones. Remove bones and pieces, cool broth, strip meat, discard excess fat, and return meat trimmings to broth. Reheat to boiling and fill jars, leaving 1 inch headspace. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened clean paper towel. Adjust lids and process.

Meat Stock in Glass Jars
Style of Pack Jar Size Process Time Canner Pressure at "0" ft
dial-gauge weighted-gauge
Hot Pints 20 min 11 lb 10 lb
Quarts 25 min

For processing at above 1,000 ft, see Altitude Adjustments.

Meat Stock in Cans
Style of Pack Can Size Process Time Canner Pressure at "0" ft
dial-gauge weighted-gauge
Hot 2 20 min 11 min 10 min
2.5 and 3 25 min 11 lb 10 lb

For processing at above 1,000 ft, see Altitude Adjustments.

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