Published March 13, 2008 by
Making mincemeat is a tradition that goes way back. If you're thinking about making mincemeat instead of your famous Thanksgiving cookies this year, here is a recipe that is sure to please.
Place the stew meat in a 4-quart pot and add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 1 hour. Drain the meat and grind coarse.
Place the ground meat in an 8-quart pot along with the remaining ingredients. Stir together and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer gently for 1 hour, stirring the mixture occasionally. Allow to cool. The filling is ready to use, or pack it into 1-quart canning jars and freeze for later use.