Monday, August 16, 2010

Hot Dilly Beans

Do you have a lot of green beans?  Have I got the recipe for you.  My friends Mom use to can these all the time.  I remember chomping on them at her house when we were in high school.  I made some myself a couple years ago and we just finished the last of them this past winter.  With my husband able to withstand a little spicy heat in his food, I decided they were totally worth canning up.

For canning, this is a pretty easy recipe. I think the hardest part is cleaning the beans and stuffing the jars.  Once that is out of the way the rest is easy peasy.  If you have wide mouthed jars it is much easier to can these.  You can use regular pint jars but it will be more difficult stuffing them.

Hot Dilly Beans
You don't have to make these spicy by the way if you can not stand the heat.

2 pounds of beans
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cloves garlic, whole and peeled

6 heads of dill (or 1/2 tsp. dill weed)
5 cups distilled vinegar
1/2 cup pickling or kosher salt
5 cups water

Prepare jars for canning. Wash and trim beans at ends. Do not snap beans.

Bring vinegar, salt and water to a boil.

In the bottom each hot sterilized jar, put the garlic cloves, and dill.

Pack jars with fresh green beans, packed lengthwise.

Again, do not snap beans.

Process for 20 minutes at 1000' altitude, or adjust time according to your altitude.

6 Pints. (You will have enough brine to probably do a couple more pints.  Having some extra beans around just in case is not a bad idea.) You can store the brine and reheat and use it to pickle something else as well.


ann low said...

WOW! Those pint jars look pretty. Is it really spicy, I would like to add extra fresh red chilli in it.
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kat said...

Oh I remember having those when I was a kid too.

The Blonde Duck said...

We love green beans in the Pond.

Avril said...

I want these beans!!!!! I am presently in my 2nd trimester of pregnancy and all I want are pickles and salty foods....these beans would be devoured if in my presence!!! YUM-O!!!

wenn said...

i don't quite favor spicy food but my husband does.

LittleRed said...

My neighbour has offered me some green beans when they are ready and I was going to make mustard beans....but pickled beans are pretty tempting too!

Shelly said...

These sound great Lori ;)
We had our first beans from the garden tonight for dinner, there weren't very many but ohhhh...they were yummy.
I hope we have a plentiful harvest so I can make your dilly beans.

Joanne said...

These sound like an awesome way to spice and spruce up green beans!

grace said...

i LOVE dilly beans. our recipe calls for a pinch of red pepper flakes, but i go in for a lot more than that! :)

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Pam said...

This looks great and I bet they are delicious! We love green beans! I'm new here and so glad to find your blog with this recipe! Thanks!

weezer said...

I want to make these but how much mustard seed do I add?

Lori said...

Weezer- no mustard seeds. I am not sure how that got in the list of ingredients, but I do not put mustard seed in there.