PRESSURE CANNING SOUPS (from the NCHFP) Vegetable, dried bean or pea, meat, poultry, or seafood soups can be canned. These directions are intended for use with ingredients that already have separate canning recommendations for those foods. Caution: Do not add noodles or other pasta, rice, flour, cream, milk or other thickening agents to home canned soups. If dried beans or peas are used, they must be fully rehydrated first. Please read Using Pressure Canners before beginning. If this is your first time canning, it is recommended that you read Principles of Home Canning. Procedure: Select, wash, and prepare vegetables, meat and seafoods as described for the specific foods in their own canning instructions. Cover meat with water and cook until tender. Cool meat and remove bones. Cook vegetables as described for a hot pack. For each cup of dried beans or peas, add 3 cups of water, boil 2 minutes, remove from heat, soak 1 hour, and heat to boil; drain. Combine solid ingredients with meat broth, tomatoes, or water to cover. Boil 5 minutes. Caution: Do not thicken. Salt to taste, if desired. Fill jars halfway with solid mixture. Add remaining liquid, leaving 1-inch headspace.
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