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Canned meats, what do you store?

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  1. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member

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    After reading this article it made me wonder what others here are storing.

    https://www.backdoorsurvival.com/the-canned-seafood-special/

    Buying canned meats from the store never really sense to me, as home canning is relatively easy and everything tastes so much better.

    What meats do you store? Is there any you recommend?
     
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  2. Sally Rudd

    Sally Rudd Well-Known Member

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    I agree, canning is relatively simple and flavour and quality is far better. I can my own meat. Mainly Chicken thighs & Minced Beef (hamburger?) and some convenience food (chilli, spaghetti sauce, pulled pork and goulash). So most is home canned.
    From the store I buy SPAM, Corned Beef canned Salmon, Cod Roe, Sardines in oil and Smoked Mackerel.
     
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  3. twp

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    We lack the pressure canner to do our own, so we buy canned chicken, ham and tuna (I don't eat canned tuna anymore, but my sig. other does). I also store a few SPAM (very salt heavy), but I'm the only one who will eat it so it lasts a long time.
    I like corned beef, but price is too high here.
    I would buy canned beef, but the price is too high compared to any other form of beef. This is where a canner makes sense.
    Technically, canned chili is beef and we do stock it by the case.
     
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  4. jimLE

    jimLE Well-Known Member

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    I don't eat claims.so id never buy it.

    I have store bought cans of tuna ,chicken and spam..i also have some pint jars of chicken.i need to get more canning jars and lids.
     
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  5. jdp

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    I don't like the clams either. I have spam and corned beef, but have never seen chicken canned. What brand is it?
     
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  6. twp

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    We buy our canned chicken from Sam's Club, their inhouse brand is Member's Mark. Chunk Chicken Breast, 12.5 oz in six packs.
     
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    I have 3 cans of these..don't remember the brand.but i also had 2 packs of canned chicken from Walmart. Untill i made chicken soup.those were larger cans as well.

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  8. jdp

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    Going to stock up now, thanks for the advice!
     
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  9. jimLE

    jimLE Well-Known Member

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    I've added canned chicken to my next months shopping list.
     
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  10. twp

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    I've also seen whole canned chickens, but they are bone-in and I don't like paying for the weight of bone. They are also harder to find in stores.
     
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  11. Sally Rudd

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    As for the canned Clams or other shellfish....Lets just say there are some foods that do not lend themselves well to the canning process.:eek:
     
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  12. twp

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    Ok, skip the clams then... I totally agree with that.

    @Sally Rudd, what do you do with the Smoked Mackerel? We have canned Mackeral here, but I can't get it past my nose. My cats loved it...:D
     
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  13. Sally Rudd

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    I'm the same with canned Mackerel, can barely stand the smell. Canned smoked Mackerel is a totally different animal altogether! I can happliy eat it straight from the tin, but I also make fishcakes and a very good pate.
    Oh and my cat loves any canned fish, he goes quite silly when he smells it and I have to scrape the can out onto a saucer for him.
     
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  14. twp

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    Ok, please, once you're done moving, a recipe for fishcakes would be appreciated. :p
     
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    I did my shopping for month yesterday. In which i got the canned chicken. The 2 pack and 4 pack.no issues when i got um.but a issue with the 2 pack when i got home some how.they ended up wirh dents.and a leek.so im recanning all 5 cans..

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  16. twp

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    @jimLE
    We buy canned chicken in a six pack, and they are wrapped as shown in your picture. But the wrapping is transparent and the cans are visible, so it is easy to look for dents, etc.
    The wrapping on your cans, in the picture, is not transparent and that would make it harder to find dented/leaking cans. Something to keep in mind when shopping...
     
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    I noticed the dents when i first took um out of the shopping bag.yup.their that big.

    I remembered 4 pints of chicken and 1 32oz store bought chicken broth that i have.I've mixed it all togeather.in which im heating all up to cook for a lil bit to avoid contamination. And of course i'll be making sure the jars n all is plenty clean n all as well.
     
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  18. twp

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    @jimLE
    Beware, canning meats, even (or especially) from pre-canned containers, still needs a Pressure Canner to reach the temperature which can kill bacteria. A water bath canner is NOT advised because it can only reach 212 F, too low to kill all possible bacteria.
     
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  19. jimLE

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    That's why im using my presto 16 quart. Canner/cooker.gonna can um for 1 1/2 hour like im suppose to with any meat.
     
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    Good, I'd hate to hear that you died from eating improperly canned food...:eek:
     
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