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Homemade Mincemeat

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  Beef shanks 2 1⁄2 Pound
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Beef suet 1⁄2 Pound
  Tart apples 2 Pound, peeled and diced
  Seedless raisins 15 Ounce (1 Package)
  Currants 11 Ounce (1 Package)
  Grated lemon peel 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Orange peel 1 Tablespoon, grated
  Orange juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Molasses 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Packed brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Apple cider 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)

Combine beef and water in slow-cooking pot.
Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
Save all the broth; remove beef from bones.
In food chopper, grind beef and suet together.
Combine with 1/2 cup broth and remaining ingredients in slow-cooking pot.
Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours.
Makes 3 qts.mincemeat or enough for four 9-inch pies.
In making pies, 2 or 3 tbs.brandy or bourbon may be added to filling for each pie.
Filling can be kept in refrigerator for several days or frozen for about 6 months.
Extra broth can be used for soup base.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Slow Cooked
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
180 Minutes
Ready In: 
190 Minutes

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