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Zucchini Mincemeat

Zucchini Mincemeat

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Barb S

I was trying to think up a creative way to use up zucchini from my mom's garden. I concocted this recipe which tastes just like regular mincemeat. I hand-chopped everything; prep time would be cut down with a food processor.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 74.3g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 92 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, stir together the zucchini, apples, raisins, currants, vinegar, orange juice, orange zest, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, and allow the mixture to boil. Reduce heat to low, then simmer until thickened, 2 to 3 hours. For a thicker mincemeat, stir in the bread crumbs; simmer for 5 more minutes to absorb excess liquid.
  2. Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the mincemeat into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.
  3. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark place.
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Reviews

Lori Mitchell
7
9/21/2010

Barb: This recipie sounds great. I also cook a meatless mincemeat, but instead of zucchini, I use the 6 cups of green tomatoes. This is used by many in my comunity. This recipie is delicious. Lori Mitchell, owner Renee's Cafe in South River, Ontario ps. don't use a food process for prep - it just makes the mixtures mushie.

GJ
6
10/5/2010

This recipe passed the taste test of everyone who tried it in a mincemeat bar. Very good. I grated the zucchini and apples. Saved time but not as attractive as finly chopped. Used dark sultanas and used the pulp of the orange too. Cut back 1/4 cup on each of the sugars because I ran out of brown sugar and wanted to keep the measurements equal. Very happy with the results. Thank you.

Darryl
4
10/6/2011

Fam found this one too sour and I ended up having to eat the whole pie myself. I suggest finding a way to make it less sour.