The Extraordinary Venison Profusion of 2022 is in full swing. 67 quarts of food on the shelves.... 67 quarts of food.....
Last Tuesday, I was given an additional 8 pounds of ground venison. I mix deer half and half with beef. I prefer the flavor when it's mixed. What started as 16 lbs of meat, 8 deer 8 beef, has turned into a metric-shit-ton of food. I also used up a whole pile (2 trash bags full) of cans and a dozen jars (already washed and refilled) of various home-canned tomato products to make all this food.
What are we gonna do with all this? Quite a bit will be shared with friends and family. Christmas is coming. Food isn't getting any cheaper. The rest we will use up throughout the year.
I ended up making 4 core products. I'm sure there are more that I could have experimented with if I had other ingredients. This is what I came up with that used what I had on hand. Mom's Chili, Spaghetti Meat Sauce, Hamburger Veggie Soup, and Cooked Meat Mix.
It took 4 days to complete all the processing (14 quarts at a time). I JUST pulled the last jars out of the canners.
I've written up recipe cards for all. Don't forget the Worchestershire Sauce in the veggie soup like I did!