Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dilled Beans Recipe



My summer garden has been a bust! Thankfully, I have been able to buy some veggies from our local "gardeners".

This week I bought home a bushel of green beans. Along with some canned green beans, I made some Pickled Beans.

I tried a batch a couple of years ago, I wasn't sure how well they would go over, since the only thing "pickled" that this family ever ate were cucumbers. Everyone loved them!








Dilled Beans
3 Cups White Vinegar
3 Cups Water

3 Tablespoons pickling salt
5 pounds green beans (yellow or green, trimmed and cut)
1 large Red Bell Pepper-seeded and cut into thin strips.
Whole Black Peppercorns
Dill Seed OR Fresh Dill Sprigs
Garlic Cloves

In a stainless pot combine water, vinegar and salt. Heat to boiling, stir to dissolve salt.
Add Beans, and peppers. Return to boil. Remove from heat.

Place 3 peppercorn, 1/2 tsp dill seed OR 1 Sprig Dill, and 1 clove of garlic in each pint jar.
Pack beans and peppers into jars leaving 1/2 inch head space. Ladle hot pickling liquid into jars to cover beans and peppers (leave 1/2 inch head space)

Wipe Rim, put on lids and screw bands, place in water bath canner (follow canner directions)
 Process 10 minutes.

** I want to add, that the next time I make this recipe I am going to make more brine than is called for, I never have enough!
If you are new to canning here is a great site that can help you with the basics to get started. It also has a long list of recipes to try.

http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/publications_usda.html

I hope you are all having more success with your garden than I am!

Any pickling going on in your Kitchen?



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10 comments:

  1. I made these one year and most of them are still in the cupboard. We couldn't get used to the texture I think. I would like to try your recipe.

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    1. I wasn't too sure how well they would go over, but they love dill pickles, and they were pleasantly surprised!

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  2. Thank you your timing could not have been more perfect my neighbour just showed up with a huge bag of green and yellow beans. Thank you. HUG B

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    1. Your welcome!
      Always nice when neighbors share their garden harvest!

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  3. Yum, this dilled bean recipe sounds so good! I'm going to keep my eyes open for beans at the farmer's market. I'm not growing any this year! Thank you for the recipe.

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    1. Farmers markets always have some great produce!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. My Gramma used to make dilly beans every year, they were so yummy. Luckily I have her recipe and hope to make some after my beans are harvested.

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    1. Grandmothers always have the best recipes :)

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  5. I was introduced to dilly beans by my infusion nurse. Love them! Now that my beans are finally coming in, I am so going to be making some. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Heather!
      I really liked the added peppers in this recipe.

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