Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pickled Green Beans

Today's post is a recipe reprint. I hope you have a bountiful green bean harvest this year! I'm still waiting on mine... and anticipating Dilly Green Beans!

I am not very confident when it comes to canning, but the more I do it, the easier it seems. I made these pickled green beans and believe me, they were very easy.(I would highly recommend this as an item for beginners to try.) Surprisingly, it was much easier than making jam or jelly! Now they must cure for about 3 weeks, but in the meantime I think they really look lovely in the jars! 

Pickled Green Beans
from Matthew Molus at

You will need 10 one pint jars and basic canning equipment including a water bath canner.

4 lbs. green beans
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, per jar
1/2 tsp. mustard seeds, per jar
1/2 tsp. dill seed, per jar
1 whole garlic clove, per jar
5 C. vinegar
5 C. water
1/2 C. salt

Clean and cut beans to fit in one pint mason jars. Place the red pepper flakes, mustard seeds, dill seeds, and garlic in each jar. Add beans until full. Bring the vinegar, water, and salt to a boil, then pour over the beans in each jar. Tighten the lids and process in boiling water for 5 minutes. Be sure to add additional time based on your altitude.

How do you preserve all those extra beans from the garden?


  1. Oooh! Those DO look beautiful! And the recipe sounds delish! I've been canning up a storm this year. I think I've become a little bit obsessed. I've made salsa, hot pepper relish, tomato & basil pasta sauce, dill pickles, bread and butter pickles, and this weekend, I have 25lbs of tomatoes, 25lbs of green chilis, and 48 ears of corn coming from my produce co-op! EEK! It's gonna be a busy weekend! By the way, the recipes I used for all the stuff listed above are on my blog if you're interested in trying them.
    Thanks for sharing YOUR recipe!

  2. Thank you for this simple canning recipe!
    I got three (3) t.h.r.e.e. green beans this season. You read right. 3. pitiful. SO glad
    though that our local market will have
    green beans on sale next week for a miniscule
    price. as such, I'll give you one (1)
    o.n.e. guess what's going to happen to
    those jewels. :o)

  3. I can honestly say I've never had pickled beans. They do look pretty though. Amy, I don't know if I'm supposed to contact you regarding the tattler lids or not. Thank You so much for such a wonderful give-away and the opportunity to win such a fine prize.

  4. Shelly, yes, I need your address. Can you email me?

  5. I'm going to have to try this. I've never had pickled green beans before, but they sound good. So far I have put up 25 pints of plain old green beans so far.

  6. It's funny you should say it's easier than jam making - I love making jam, but pickles scare me!

    Have a fun weekend

  7. Oh I hope my second planting of green beans delivers! My first planting was a huge disappointment...which seems to be the case for most folks in our area. I've had pickled green beans (salt+vinegar+water+beans) but nothing like the recipe you posted. Sounds delish!

  8. My MIL and I spent the weekend canning just a few weeks ago. I'm learning from her, from you and from some of the other canners out there in blog land. We put up "dilly beans" using both green and wax beans, as well as creamed corn and green beans. I'm still waiting for the dilly beans to cure before I taste, but MIL has already sampled and has pronounced them DELISH!

  9. My daughter made 'dilly beans' last year and they were delicious! My mom was so impressed that her little 24yr old grandaughter could can and even can something she'd never heard of! And grandma liked them which is great affirmation :-)

  10. I can't imagine a summer without canning. Just did some wonderful peaches, salsa, and wild blackberry jelly yesterday. Never tried dilly beans-may give these a try:)
    There's no sound like the "ping" of a home canned jar!


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