Homemade Vegetable SoupMakes about 7 (32 oz) quarts
Take the best of your garden or the farmer's market to make this vegetable soup. Preserve in your pressure canner.
Level of Ease:Advanced
Preserving Method:Pressure Canning
You Will Need:
- 8 cups chopped, peeled, cored tomatoes (about 4 lb or 12 medium)
- 6 cups cubed and peeled potatoes (about 6 medium)
- 6 cups 3/4-inch sliced carrots (about 12 medium)
- 4 cups green lima beans (about 1-1/2 lb)
- 4 cups uncooked corn kernels (about 9 ears)
- 2 cups 1-inch sliced celery (about 4 stalks)
- 2 cups chopped onions (about 2 medium)
- 6 cups water
- Salt, optional
- Pepper, optional
- 7 Ball® (32 oz) quart or 14 (16 oz) pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands
- PREPARE pressure canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.
- COMBINE all vegetables in a large saucepot. Add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
- LADLE hot soup into hot jars leaving 1 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight.
- PROCESS filled jars in a pressure canner at 10 pounds pressure 55 minutes for pints and 1 hour and 25 minutes for quarts, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.
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