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Pickled Green Beans Recipe

Pickled Green Beans Recipe

This recipe produces zippy little pickles and preserves my green beans for months to come…if they last that long. I crank up the heat a bit with cayenne pepper. —Marisa McClellan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Process: 10 min. YIELD:28 servings


  • 1-3/4 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 4 teaspoons dill seed or 4 fresh dill heads
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2-1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup canning salt


  • 1. Pack beans into four hot 1-pint jars to within 1/2 in. of the top. Add cayenne, garlic and dill seed to jars.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, bring water, vinegar and salt to a boil.
  • 3. Carefully ladle hot liquid over beans, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  • 4. Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Yield: 4 pints.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. For altitudes up to 3,000 feet, add 5 minutes; 6,000 feet, add 10 minutes; 8,000 feet, add 15 minutes; 10,000 feet, add 20 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

8 green beans equals 9 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: Free food.