Pickled Green Beans
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Process: 10 min.
- 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
- Pack beans into four hot 1-pint jars to within 1/2 in. of the top. Add cayenne, garlic and dill seed to jars.
- In a large saucepan, bring water, vinegar and salt to a boil.
- 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.
- 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.
Editor's NoteThe 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.
Nutrition Facts8 green beans: 9 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Free food.
May 17, 2020
3 of these “reviews” are from people who have not even tried the recipe! I will never understand why people feel the need to do that. This is a solid recipe that worked very well and is easy to modify with additions of things like chilli flakes, more garlic, etc.
Mar 23, 2020
I am very excited to try these but I am not sure how long they need to sit before eating. I have read that there are lots of types of pickling and that is what determines how long they should pickle but I am not sure what that means for this recipe.
Feb 10, 2019
The Dilly Bean recipe I use is slightly different from the amounts used for the brine to the other ingredients. I use whole toes (cloves) of garlic, red pepper flakes
Jun 11, 2017
LOVE this recipe! Either just the way it is or sometimes I add garlic and additional pepper flakes for a little more heat. I also make mixed jars by adding things like asparagus, sweet pepper slices and slices of red onions, soooo good! Especially when pulled out at bbqs or when you want to add some spice and variety to your Caesar glass (Cheers!)
Jul 29, 2015
Hi Martsi22 - The vinegar in the recipe keeps the acidity high enough that they can be processed with a water bath.Happy Cooking!Sue StetzelField Editor ManagerTaste of Home Magazine
Jul 29, 2015
I'd like to try these, but I thought green beans had to be processed in a pressure cooker. Or does all the vinegar and cayenne prevent any problems. My mom used to pickle green beans in a big crock in the cellar, and also ears of corn.
Jul 16, 2013
I made several batches after the first batch..They are soo good. I made two batches yesterday and increased the pepper flakes in one ( for me ) and left the pepper flakes out of the other( for my sister) Can.t wait to see how they turned out....Thanks for sharing this recipe...
Aug 19, 2012
We tried one batch just to see what they would taste like. They were awesome!! We also added some sugar to each jar and we've since made 16 more pints. Neighbors are asking for more!! I doubled the water/vinegar ratio and it makes enough for 8 pints.