Spicy Pickled Green Beans Recipe
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Spicy Pickled Green Beans Recipe

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A co-worker brought these pickled beans into work one day...I was hooked after one bite! And I was thrilled when a jar of my beans won first place at the local county fair.—Jill Darin, Geneseo, Illinois
Recommended: 22 Pickled Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Process: 10 min.
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Process: 10 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

8 each: 9 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Pack beans into four hot 1-pint jars to within 1/2 in. of the top. Add the cayenne, garlic and dill seed to jars.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring the water, vinegar and salt to a boil.
  3. Carefully ladle hot mixture over beans, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles; wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner. 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.
Originally published as Spicy Pickled Green Beans in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p210

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