Jomer's Canned Breakfast Sausage
Besides canned meat not needing refrigeration, another bigger reason for having these canned meats (bacon sausage chicken etc) is the minimal amount of future cooking required. in a crisis, cooking fuel could be a very limited resource. These canned sausage will only take a minute or two to warm them, not the normal 10-15 minute cooking time. If need be, you eat them right out of the jar.
I first tried cutting the Jimmy Dean's sausage into discs and flatten the patties out to the correct diameter. however, I found it easier to roll the sausage log out on a mat and then punch the rounds with the canning jar lid, like a cookie cutter.
I browned the patties for 2 main reasons, one being that now they only need to be re-heated.
The other reason is that the patties wouldn't stick together, and there is no need for parchment paper between the patties.
The final results looked like this..
the juice is brown in color because I
did the 'hot pack' canning method, and needed to add liquid to
fill the canning jars to within an inch of the rim. I figured instead of
just putting flavorless water in the jars, so I used the liquid made from de-glazing the frying pan. I could of used beef or chicken stock or made a pork stock.