Dilly Beans
Recipe type: pickled food
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Serves: 4 pint jars
 
A delicious heirloom recipe using fresh green beans of the season!
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. green beans
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 heads dill
  • 2½ cups white vinegar (5% acidity)
  • 2½ cups water
  • ¼ cup pickling salt
Instructions
  1. Wash beans and cut stems on both sides.
  2. Pack beans into hot sterilized pint jars lengthwise, leaving ¼" head space.
  3. To each pint, add ¼ - 1 tsp. cayenne pepper, 1 blanched clove of garlic, and 1 head of dill.
  4. Combine water, salt and vinegar, heat to boiling, and while boiling pour over beans leaving ½" head space.
  5. Adjust caps.
  6. Process pints in boiling water bath for 10 minutes, beginning when water comes to a second boil.
  7. Remove jars from water, complete seal (if necessary), and cool on wire rack.
  8. Let sit for 2 to 4 weeks before opening to allow flavor to develop.
Recipe by A Muse in My Kitchen at http://amuseinmykitchen.com/2013/09/11/dilly-beans/