Spicy Pickled Green Beans

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Process: 10 min.


4 pints

Updated: Feb. 08, 2022
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 own beans won first place at the local county fair.—Jill Darin, Geneseo, Illinois
Spicy Pickled Green Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 4 hot 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.

Nutrition Facts

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