Mincemeat

Mincemeat

Mincemeat


Posted By: Staff
Makes:1
Ingredients:

1 Beef tongue 1 Tablespoon of salt 4 Whole cloves 1/4 Pound of orange peel 3 Pounds of seeded raisins 1/4 Pound of candied lemon peel 1 Pound of sliced citron 1 Pound of chopped figs 1 Pound of chopped dates 2 Pounds of currants 4 Whole lemons, rind and juice 4 Whole oranges , rind and juice 4 Pounds of peeled tart apples, chopped 1 Pound of chopped almonds, unblanched 1 Quart Madeira 1 Cup of brandy 2 Tablespoons of salt 1 Tablespoon each: cinnamon, clove, pepper, allspice, mace, and nutmeg 2 Pounds of brown sugar 2 Pounds of white sugar 3 Pounds of beef suet, chopped


Directions:

Use a fresh large beef tongue and put it on to cook with the cloves and covered with water. After it has cooked 1 hour add the tablespoon of salt and boil until it is very tender. Remove the skin and bones and put it through the grinder. Add all the other ingredients. Jellies, stewed fruits and preserves may be added later in the season. Store the 2 ½ gallons in covered stone jars and keep in a cool place. Half the quantity may be made, or a partner found to share the work of preparation and the quantity. Keep it 3 weeks before using. When making the pies, add 2 or 3 tablespoons of brandy or rum. (The tongue may be substituted with adequate amounts of beef stew meat if desired.)

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