Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Canning onions

Onion are one of the greatest things to have in my opinion. They are easy to grow, have numerous storage methods, and can be cooked along side just about anything.

Canned onions go very well with Burgers, Hash Browns, Casseroles, etc

Step 1: Cut your onions.

Step 2: Cover in pot with water.

Step 3: Boil 5-7 minutes or until translucent.

Step 4: Fill jar. Sorry for the sideways picture.

Step 5: Pressure can them at 10 Lbs for 40 minutes. You're done!


  1. Is this more energy and time effective compared to dehydration? I know for a reasonable fact (I have eaten dehydrated onions I put back in '98) that dehydrated food has a near infinite shelf life (if stored properly). So what are the advantages of canning the onions?

  2. You're absolutely right. I have over 70 Lbs of dehydrated onions, yea, a lot....

    You are wise to weigh out your options for "best bang for the buck" storage utilization methods.

    This is a good one for your everyday use and rotation of food storage. I keep 6 quart sized jars of this around, just to open and use with my quick meals here and there.

    As you can see though, 6 jars, versus 70+ Lbs, puts into perspective how the majority of my onions are stored.

  3. Do you drain the onions to pack the jars?