What do you do with green beans that have gotten a little on the large side? Make Dill Pickled Green Beans!
Our family loves these green bean pickles and they are very easy to make. They make a good snack or lunch box treat for all ages!
Dill Pickled Green Beans
2 pounds green beans
4 heads of dill (or 4 teaspoons dill seed)
6 cloves garlic, peeled
2-1/2 cups water
2-1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Wash the dill and place 1 head in bottom of each pint jar along with 1-1/2 cloves of garlic. Wash and drain green beans. Remove stem end and pack into jars. Combine water, vinegar, salt, cayenne and pepper flakes in a medium pan and heat to boiling. Pour over beans and process in hot water bath 10 minutes. Allow pickled beans to sit 10 days after processing before eating.
Makes 4 pints.
You can find more detailed canning information on page 24 of our book, Eating Pure In A Processed Foods World®
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