Succotash

  

Quantity: yields 7 quarts

Quality: Select ears of corn containing slightly immature kernels or of ideal quality for eating fresh. Canning of some sweeter varieties or too immature kernels may cause browning. Can a small amount, check color and flavor before canning large quantities. Select well-filled lima bean pods with green seeds. Discard insect-damaged and diseased seeds.

Jar size: Pints or Quarts

Ingredients:

15 lbs unhusked sweet corn or 3 qts cut whole kernels
14 lbs mature green podded lima beans or 4 qts shelled limas
2 qts crushed or whole tomatoes (optional)

Instructions:

1. Wash and rinse canning jars; keep hot until ready to use. Prepare lids according to manufacturer’s directions.

2. Shell beans and wash thoroughly.

3. Husk corn, remove silk, and wash. Blanch 3 minutes in boiling water. Cut corn from cob at about three-fourths the depth of kernel. Caution: Do not scrape cob. Hot pack or raw pack according to instructions below.

4. Use Hot or Raw Pack
Hot Pack -

  • Combine all prepared vegetables in a large kettle with enough water to cover the pieces.
  • Boil gently 5 minutes and fill jars with pieces and cooking liquid, leaving 1-inch headspace.
  • Add 1 teaspoon salt to each quart jar, if desired.

Raw Pack -

  • Fill jars with equal parts of all prepared vegetables, leaving 1-inch headspace. Do not shake or press down pieces. Add 1 teaspoon salt to each quart jar, if desired. Add fresh boiling water, leaving 1-inch headspace.

5. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace if needed. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened clean paper towel; apply two-piece metal canning lids.

6. process in a pressure canner according to the recommendations. Let cool, undisturbed, 12-24 hours and check for seals.

Processing time:

Processing Times for Dial-Gauge Pressure Canner

 

 

 

Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of:

Style of Pack

Jar Size

Process Time

0-2000 ft

2001-4000 ft

4001-6000 ft

6001-8000 ft

Hot and Raw

Pints

60 min

11 lb

12 lb

13 lb

14 lb

Quarts

85 min

11 lb

12 lb

13 lb

14 lb

 

Processing Times for Weighted-Gauge Pressure Canner

 

 

 

Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of

Style of Pack

Jar Size

Process Time

0-1000 ft

Above 1000 ft

Hot and Raw

Pints

60 min

10 lb

15 lb

Quarts

85 min

10 lb

15 lb

Source: National Center for Home Food Preservation




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