BBQ Pulled Pork Canning Recipe

canned pulled pork on a bun

This BBQ pulled pork canning recipe is delicious and is a great example of awesome things that you can preserve in jars and have on your shelf ready to eat. This simple recipe is very easy to make. Mix up the ingredients for the sauce, then add the raw meat, put in the jars and pressure can. The jars of yummy pulled pork will be ready to eat or serve for company. Make pulled pork sandwiches or eat alone. Great paired with this delicious canned coleslaw!

This recipe is based on the pulled pork recipe in the The All New Ball Book Of Canning And Preserving.

Ingredients for BBQ Pulled Pork Canning Recipe

  • 4-5 pounds pork loin (Can also use pork shoulder or pork butt) My pork loin was 4.4 pounds, I canned 5 pints and had about 3 chunks left over)
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp brown mustard
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Can also use liquid smoke for flavor
Ingredients for canning pulled pork

Detailed Steps for BBQ Pulled Pork Canning Recipe

Chop the onion.

onion chopped up for canning pulled pork

Add all the ingredients except the pork to a large stock pot. These ingredients when mixed together make a delicious bbq sauce.

Adding ingredients for pulled pork canning recipe to large pot

Mix the ingredients for the sauce well and heat on medium heat.

Ingredients for sauce for canning pulled pork

Cut up the pork into chunks. Remove excess fat but can leave a little fat on the pork.

Pork cut up into chunks for pulled pork canning recipe

Add the pork chunks to the sauce and stir well, thoroughly coating the pork with the sauce. Heat on medium heat until the contents are heated through.

pork mixed with the sauce to make the pulled pork canning recipe

Raw pack the pork/sauce mixture into wide mouth canning jars using a canning funnel, leaving a 1-inch headspace. With some recipes, I think it is better to precook or at least sear the meat, but canned pork turns out good using the raw pack method.

Adding pulled pork mixture to a canning jar using a canning funnel
Jars with pulled pork mixture

Wipe the rims of the jars, remove the air bubbles and put the lids on.

Removing air bubbles from the jar of pulled pork mixture
Removing air bubbles

Canning meat requires canning in a pressure canner because meat is a low acid food. See my article on beginners guide to canning for a complete guide on canning.

Place the filled jars into the pressure canner and process according to your canner’s instructions. The canning times for pint jars is 75 minutes (pint jars) and for quart jars is 90 minutes.

I use the NESCO Electric Pressure Canner for pressure canning. I have included step by step instructions on how to use the NESCO Electric Canner on my website. One good tip is to always add white vinegar to the canner and that makes the jars come out clear without a white coating on the outside.

Jars of pulled pork mixture in the pressure canner

When the canning process is complete and the canner has had time to depressurize, open the canner lid, remove the hot jars with a jar lifter and place the jars on a dish towel on the counter and do not disturb for 24 hours.

5 jars of canned pulled pork

Delicious Results

The final product after canning the pulled pork makes a delicious meal right out of the jar! Just shred the meat and it can be used for pork sandwiches or by itself.

canned pulled pork on a bun

Home food preservation is such a great way to save on the grocery store and have shelf stable and healthy meals and other food ready to eat in your pantry.

The above general method can be used to can a variety of meats including beef, wild game, beef stew, ground meat, pork shoulder and chicken. Canning soups and stews is very similar, basically just smaller pieces of meat and vegetables.

For more of my home canning recipes and other favorite recipes, plus posts about other homestead-type activities, such as gardening and raising chickens, go to my website at www.HawkPointHomestead.com. For updates, please follow my Facebook page at Hawk Point Hobby Homestead.

canned pulled pork on a bun

BBQ Pulled Pork Canning Recipe

Yield: 5 pints
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

This BBQ pulled pork canning recipe is delicious and is a great example of awesome things that you can preserve in jars and have on your shelf ready to eat. This simple recipe is very easy to make. Mix up the ingredients for the sauce, then add the raw meat, put in the jars and pressure can. The jars of yummy pulled pork will be ready to eat or serve for company. Make pulled pork sandwiches or eat alone.

Ingredients

  • 4-5 pounds pork loin (Can also use pork shoulder or pork butt) My pork loin was 4.4 pounds, I canned 5 pints and had about 3 chunks left over)
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp brown mustard
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Can also use liquid smoke for flavor

Instructions

  1. Cut up the pork into medium sized chunks, about 2 in by 2 in.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to a large pot, stir well and heat on medium heat.
  3. Add the pork to the sauce and heat through.
  4. Raw pack the meat and sauce mixture into jars using a canning funnel. Leave 1-in headspace.
  5. Remove the air bubbles, wipe the rims of the jars and add the lids.
  6. Add the jars to the pressure canner and process according to manufacturer's instructions.
  7. Process time for pint jars is 75 minutes and quart jars is 90 minutes.
  8. When the canning process time is complete and the canner has had time to depressurize, remove the hot jars with a jar lifter and place the canning jars of hot beans on a dish towel on the counter and do not disturb them for 24 hours.

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