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Homemade Mincemeat

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Ingredients
  Beef stew meat/Beef neck meat 1⁄2 Pound
  Oranges 3 Medium
  Lemon 1 Medium
  Sugar 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Tart cooking apples 2 Pound, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  Beef suet 8 Ounce, cut into 1-inch cubes
  Raisins 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
  Dried currants 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Diced candied fruits and peels 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground mace 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

In saucepan cover beef neck or stew meat with water.
Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
Simmer, covered, 2 to 3 hours.
Cool; drain.
Meanwhile, use vegetable peeler to cut three 1-inch strips of peel from one orange and two 1-inch strips from lemon.
Squeeze oranges, reserving 1/4 cup juice.
Squeeze lemon, reserving 1/4 cup juice.
Place steel blade in work bowl; add peels and 1/2 cup sugar.
Process 20 seconds or till chopped.
Transfer to 4-quart Dutch oven.
Remove meat from neck bones; cut meat into 1-inch pieces.
Mix with apples and suet.
Reinsert steel blade in work bowl, add 2 cups of the meat mixture.
Process with on/off turns till coarsely chopped; remove to Dutch oven.
Repeat with remaining meat mixture, processing 2 cups at a time.
Stir in raisins, currants, candied fruits and peels, salt, nutmeg, mace, the remaining 2 cups sugar, reserved orange and lemon juices, and 2 1/2 cups water.
Simmer, covered, 1 hour; cool.
Cover and refrigerate or freeze in moisture-vaporproof containers.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Simmering
Occasion: 
Christmas
Course: 
Fruit Dessert
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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