Prepare home canning jars and lids according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Combine apple juice and pectin is a large saucepan.
Tie herbs in a cheesecloth bag and add to juice mixture.
Bring mixture to a boil over high heat.
Add sugar until dissolved.
Return to a rolling boil.
Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Discard cheesecloth bag.
Remove from heat.
Skim foam, if necessary.
Ladle hot jelly into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
Wipe jar rim clean.
Place lid on jar with sealing compound next to glass.
Screw band down evenly and firmly.
Process 5 minutes in a boiling water canner.
In a plastic zipper bag, shake together flour, garlic salt, onion salt, seasoned salt, and black pepper.
Shake meat cubes in mixture, a handful at a time, until well coated.
In a large pot, heat half the oil over medium-high heat.
Brown half the coated meat in hot oil, about 1 minute per side.
Remove the browned meat from the pan and repeat with remaining oil and meat; remove all meat from pot and set aside.
Sauté onions and celery in pot until soft, then remove from pot and set aside.
Drain excess oil/fat from pot.
Add potatoes, carrots, parsley, thyme, basil, beef broth, and Worcestershire sauce to pot and bring to a boil.
Add browned meat, onions, and celery to pot, reduce heat to low, and simmer, covered, for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Slowly stir peas and cornstarch/flour mixture into stew and simmer until thickened and peas are cooked.
2 Tbsp. cooking oil
2 lb. beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tsp. dried thyme or oregano, crushed
6 medium carrots, peeled and quartered
4 stalks celery, cut in 2-inch lengths
2 medium onions, cut in 1/2-inch slices
6 cups lower-sodium beef broth
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 recipe Potato Mashers
In 12-inch skillet brown beef in hot oil over medium-high heat with thyme and 1.4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Remove, set aside. Add carrots, celery, and onions to skillet, cook and stir 5 minutes. Return beef to skillet. In bowl whisk together broth and flour; add to skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 45 minutes. Uncover; simmer 10 minutes or until meat is tender. Serve with potatoes. Makes 8 servings.
Potato Mashers: In microwave-safe bowl, microcook 8 Yukon gold potatoes (23.4 lb.), half at a time, on high (100 percent power) 8 minutes, covering bowl with vented microwave-safe plastic wrap. Mash potatoes with 1 cup milk, 1.2 teaspoon salt, and 1.2 teaspoon black pepper.
1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice chicken bouillon cube
2 bay leaves, divided
1/8 + 1/4 tsp cayenne, divided
1/8 + 1/2 tsp paprika
1/8 + 1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp oil
1 onion, diced
2 celery, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 lb 96% lean ground beef or Cajun sausage
salt and fresh pepper, to taste
1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 scallions, chopped
Cook brown rice according to package directions in water along with a chicken bouillon, 1 bay leaf and 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 each of salt, cayenne, paprika and thyme.
When the rice is almost done cooking, heat a large heavy saucepan on medium-low heat. Add the oil, onions, green pepper, celery, bay leaf and garlic. Sauté on medium-low heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Add beef, salt, black pepper, remaining paprika, thyme and cayenne pepper. Sauté until browned, about 10-15 minutes; add shrimp, cover and cook 5 more minutes.
When the rice is done, toss with beef and shrimp and combine well. Top with scallions and serve.