The holidays will soon be upon us and so my mind turns to mincemeat. My Mom, Aunt, sisters and I still make and can (put in jars) real mincemeat every year. We use it to make pies at Thanksgiving and Christmas (and a few other special occassions.) When I say "real mincemeat", I mean mincemeat made with beef, suet, raisins, apples, apple juice and spices (no liquor in our version.) It is really delicious, but most people I know are repulsed by the mere idea of making a pie out of beef and apples. I guess it's something you have to grow up with (and sometimes *that* doesn't even work. My brother won't touch the stuff.)
I'm just curious- does anyone else out there make and eat this kind of mincemeat?