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Elk Mincemeat

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds lean chopped meat
  • 2 pounds chopped beef suet
  • 3 pounds brown sugar
  • 2 cups molasses
  • 2 quarts cider
  • 4 pounds seeded raisins
  • 3 pounds currants
  • 1/2 pound citron, chopped
  • 8 cups peeled, sliced apples
  • 1 quart brandy
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon mace
  • 1 tablespoon powdered clove
  • 1 teaspoon each nutmeg and allspice
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Instructions

  1. Cook meat, suet, brown sugar, molasses, cider, raisins, currants and citron slowly, stirring occasionally, until sugar and citron melt.
  2. Add apples and cook until tender.
  3. Add remaining ingredients; heat to boiling.
  4. Pour into hot jars; seal and store.

Makes 20 pints.

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