Good morning! So glad you could stop by today. I don’t know if any of you are canners, but I wanted to share my Dilly Beans recipe with you in case you have a bumper crop of green beans or want to buy some from a local farmer’s market and can a few. They are easy and delicious…………..and they are super to take along on a picnic, but they won’t last until next summer! You can begin eating them after they have sat on the shelf for a couple of weeks to let the flavors develop. Because of the high acidity of the vinegar, these beans can be safely processed in a boiling water bath Hope you like them!
Dilly Green Beans
4 pounds whole green beans
1 3/4 t crushed dried hot red pepper
3 1/2 t dried dill seed, OR 7 fresh heads of dill
7 cloves of fresh garlic, peeled, OR use equivalent in chopped garlic (you know, the kind in the jar 🙂
5 C apple cider vinegar
5 C water
1/2 C less 1 T pickling salt (non-iodized)
Wash beans thoroughly, remove stems and tips, and cut them as much as possible into uniform lengths to allow them to stand upright in 1-pint canning jars— Or you can use 1/2 pints, just cut them shorter—-, coming to the shoulder of the jar. Have jars clean and very hot, and lids and sealers ready in scalding water. In each jar place 1/2 t dill seed (or one dill head), 1 garlic clove (or equivalent in chopped garlic), and 1/4 t crushed hot red pepper. Pack beans upright in jars, leaving 1 inch of headroom. Heat together the water, vinegar, and salt; when the mixture boils, pour it over the beans, filling each jar to 1/2 inch from the top. Run a table knife down and around to remove trapped air, adjust lids, and process in a Boiling-Water Bath (212 F/100 C) for 10 minutes (or longer if you are above 3000 feet; check a reliable source for correct processing times) after the water in the canner returns to boiling. Remove jars, complete seals if necessary. Makes 7 pints.
PS If you substitute GROUND cayenne pepper for the CRUSHED hot red pepper be sure to halve the amount of cayene: Use only 1/8 t of cayenne to each jar. Wait at least two weeks for these beans to develop their flavor.
If you give this a try, please let me know how you like them. I would love to hear from you!!!!