water bath canning dilly beans recipe

while i'm away relaxing on the beach, soaking up the sunshine with margarita in hand, i give you dilly beans.

canning dilly beans in your hot kitchen during the steamy summer months is kind of like sitting on the beach. minus the waves & margarita.

you can thank me later.

dilly beans are like pickles, but dare i say better? they're delicious on the side of a salad or shared at a barbecue. a friend even mentioned that she tops fancy alcoholic drinks with her dilly beans! genius.

so grab those green beans & let's get to canning!

dilly beans recipe

makes about 12 pint jars

6 tablespoons pickling or canning salt
6 cups white vinegar
6 cups water
5 lbs green beans, trimmed & cut into jar-length pieces
3 large bell peppers, seeded & thinly sliced
whole black peppercorns
1 sprig of fresh dill or 1 teaspoon of dried dill seed per jar
24 cloves garlic

1. prepare canner, jars & lids in preparation for water-bath canning. see this link for a detail description of water-bath canning preparation.
2. in a very large stainless steel pot, combine salt, vinegar & water. bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the salt. add green beans & peppers. return to a boil. once it has started boiling, remove the pot from heat.
3. place a pinch of peppercorn, 1 sprig of dill & 2 cloves of garlic to the bottom of each pre-heated jar. 
4. pack beans & peppers into the jar. add vinegar liquid from pot, leaving a 1/2 inch headspace. remove air bubbles within the jar with a wooden spoon. wipe rim & place the lid on top. screw the band on until resistance is met.
5. place jars in canner, ensuring they are completely covered in water. bring to a boil & process for 10 minutes. remove the canner from heat, wait five minutes, & then remove jars to cool. 



Becky said...

Oooh! I would love to make these. Thanks so much for the great recipe, Natalie!

Mrs. Hoadley said...

If my beans ever get growing I'm going to try this recipe!!

Grace said...

Would it be OK to remove the bell peppers in the recipe if you're not a fan?

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