I've been canning for years but have always been leery of canning meat. Year before last I finally got enough courage to can some fish that was given to me, and since I've discovered that I didn't die after eating it, I'm thinking about canning homemade stew. I will probably do it this fall, after the weather cools down but while I still have (I'm assuming) a lot of garden vegetables to work with.
Have you tried to can stew or soup? I'm wondering how potatoes would turn out. I canned potatoes one time when we had so many I didn't know what else to do with them, and they were okay, but just barely okay.