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Pickled Dilly Beans

This pickled dilly beans recipe is my go-to recipe as it has the perfect tartness with a hint of garlic. The first time that I enjoyed these dilly beans is when my niece made them. She made a bunch one year and gave them as Homemade Christmas Gifts. Now I use this recipe every year.

This pickled dilly beans recipe is my go-to recipe as it has the perfect tartness with a hint of garlic. The first time that I enjoyed these dilly beans is when my niece made them. She made a bunch one year and gave them as Homemade Christmas Gifts. Now I use this recipe every year.

Dilly Beans with and without Spice

Sometimes, I make this with a bit of spice and sometimes, I make it without.

I like using the beans with a little spice in my Bloody Mary. The dilly beans without spice are perfect for snacking. This recipe is perfect for me and my family, not too spicy and the beans stay nice and crisp.

Pickled Dilly Beans
Pickled Dilly Beans

Ingredients Used for Dilly Beans

Just drop the spices in the bottom of sterilized jars, pack in the garden-fresh beans, pour the vinegar brine over, and process the jars.

This is what I use for the non-spicy dilly beans recipe.

  • Green Beans
  • White Vinegar
  • Water
  • Canning Sale
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Sprigs of Dill

When we want a bit of spice, I will add all 3 in the amounts listed.

Optional Ingredients if you prefer spice.

  • 1/2 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

While I have yet to try it, I have seen recipes that add 5 or 6 tablespoons of green peppers to the beans.

Old-Fashioned Canning Recipe
Old-Fashioned Canning Recipe

How Long with the Pickled Beans Last?

Once you have preserved the beans, they will last well over a year. I try and use the canned goods within one year of being made for the best freshness.

You can enjoy dilly beans all year long because they are preserved with the boiling water bath method. They will retain their crispy texture months after being canned, and you’ll be able to taste every ounce of garlic-dill flavor.

What Kind of Beans are Used for Dilly Beans?

Snap, String, or Green Beans are all terms used to describe pole or bush beans. If you are looking to plant the correct type of green bean, try one of these varieties. Goldmine, Topcrop, Tendercrop, Contender, Provider, Strike, and Improved Tendergreen. Other green beans that are good for canning are Blue Lake, Yellow Wax Beans, and Kentucky Wonder.

I love when our local grocery store has plastic bags from local growers in the produce section. I will get all that I need right there.

Delicious Crisp Pickled Green Beans
Delicious Crisp Pickled Green Beans

Do Green Beans Need to Be Blanched for Canning?

While blanching can improve the color of these beans slightly, I haven’t found it worth the effect. The process will make them soften when pickle brine is added to the jar. This makes them somewhat tender and if their appearance is important for you cook three minutes in boiling water before adding ice bath quickly chilling then add into a jar.

How to Pack the Canning Jar

Tilting the canning jar on its side to pack the beans helps keep them from falling over. Pack the jar as tight as you can when filling.

Two Pint Jars of Dilly Beans
Two Pint Jars of Dilly Beans

How Much Beans do Canning Jars Hold?

I have found that if I pack them in tightly, one quart will hold a pound of beans. A pint size mason jar will hold a half pound.

How Long Do Dilly Beans Need to Sit Before Eating?

Like all pickling brines, it takes a little bit to get infused into the vegetable. The flavor of the dilly beans will improve after 3-4 weeks. But you can begin to enjoy the snack after waiting at least one week.

What to do with Sweet Pickled Green Beans?

They make a delicious snacking treat, as a vegetable added to a drink, or in salads.

Have you ever made a charcuterie board? They are such as easy way to entertain. These dilly beans are a perfect addition to the snacking bits set out. Your guests will be happy you added these beans.

How to Pickle Green Beans in Brine
How to Pickle Green Beans in Brine

What do you Eat with Pickled Beans?

While these are delicious eaten right out of the jar, they also make a wonderful substitute for a pickle. So, anything that you would normally eat a pickle with, like a hamburger or cold meat sandwich, this would be a perfect accompaniment.   When we make Banh Mi Sandwiches, this is a delicious flavor addition to the sandwich.

Add these to the delicious Big Mac Salad. A great keto recipe all around.

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Pickled Dilly Beans

This pickled dilly beans recipe is my go-to recipe as it has the perfect tartness with a hint of garlic. The first time that I enjoyed these dilly beans is when my niece made them. She made a bunch one year and gave them as Homemade Christmas Gifts. Now I use this recipe every year.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: pickle
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pickled vegetables, Pickling, preserving food, snack
Servings: 6 Pints
Calories: 127kcal

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Ingredients

  • 3 Pounds Green Beans or Yellow Wax Beans trimmed and cut into jar-length pieces about 4 inches
  • 3 3/4 Cups White Vinegar
  • 3 3/4 Cups Water
  • 1/3 cup Canning Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 6 Cloves Garlic crushed or thinly sliced
  • 6 Springs Dill

Instructions

  • Wash and trim the beans and cut into jar-length pieces (about 4 inches).
  • Wash the jars and lids in warm soapy water and set aside with bands. In a large canning stock pot, heat water. Heat jars in the simmering water until ready to use, do not boil.
  • For the Pickling Brine
  • Combine vinegar, water, salt, and sugar in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve salt and sugar.
  • Place 1 clove crushed or sliced garlic and 1 dill sprig into a hot jar. Pack the prepared beans cut side up leaving a ½ inch headspace.
  • Ladle hot brine into a hot jar leaving a ½ inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rim. Center lid on jar and apply band, adjust to fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.
  • Process jars 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool 12-24 hours. Check lids for seal, they should not flex when center is pressed.

Notes

When we want a bit of spice, I will add all 3 in the amounts listed.

Optional Ingredients if you prefer spice.
• 1/2 teaspoons mustard seed
• 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
• ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

How Long Do Dilly Beans Need to Sit Before Eating?

Like all pickling brines, it takes a little bit to get infused into the vegetable. The flavor of the dilly beans will improve after 3-4 weeks. But you can begin to enjoy the snack after waiting at least one week.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6313mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1642IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 3mg

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