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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Price of Pressure Canning Some Pork

Last week I found some pork loin on sale for $1.95 a pound, and some pork butt roast on sale for $1.89 a pound.  I bought $60 worth of meat.  (Note:  I won't buy the butt roast again, I threw away about 2 or 3 pounds of fat.  So I think the pork loin was less money per pound because I didn't throw away any of it.)

It took me 4 times filling my big pressure canner with almost 8 bottles at a time, and I came out with 30 pint bottles of canned pork.  That turns out to be $2 a pint.

It is my estimate that a pint holds a similar amount of meat as one of these 13 oz. cans of canned chicken that I can buy at Sam's.  A 5-pack right now costs about $8.55, so that is about $1.71 per can.

I don't want to bottle my own chicken because buying it already canned is such a good price.  I have a year's supply of chicken.

But I am trying to can pork and roast beef and ground beef because I use those also, and wanted them in my food storage.

It is nice to know that the pork turned out somewhat similar in price to what I could buy the chicken for.

1 comment:

  1. I did this and there does not seem to be enough liquid in the jars. Did this happen to you? I followed the Presto instructions for the raw pack.