Spicy Pickled Green Beans

2
Donna Graffagnino

By
@StillWild

These come out very crisp with a wonderful dill flavor and the hot pepper gives them a spicy kick. They are much better than store bought and the recipes that call for cooking the beans first.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
A Lot
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Canning/Preserving

Ingredients

  • BRINE INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 1/2 c
    distilled white vinegar
  • 2 c
    water
  • 1/4 c
    pickling salt
  • 1
    whole head of fresh garlic, peeled
  • JAR INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 1/2 lb
    fresh straight green beans
  • 1
    sprig of fresh dill or 1 tsp dill seed
  • 1
    cayenne pepper or 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

How to Make Spicy Pickled Green Beans

Step-by-Step

  1. Sterilize 6 pint jars and lids on baking sheet in oven at 250* F for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 225* F until all jars are used.
  2. Start a canning pot with water and bring to a boil.
  3. Take 1 green bean and measure it inside of the jar - cut it 1/4 inch from the top of the jar.
    Using that bean as a guide, line up a bunch of green beans with that one and cut them all the same length. Repeat with all of the green beans.
    Save cut ends as snaps for cooking in beans & peas, or freeze to use in vegetable stock or soups & stews.
  4. In a large saucepan, stir together the vinegar, water, garlic cloves, and salt; bring to a rolling boil over high heat.
  5. In each jar, place 1 sprig of dill or 1 tsp. dill seed and 1 cayenne pepper that has been stabbed with a knife, or 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Pack green beans into the jars so they are standing on their cut ends.
  6. Remove brine from the heat, discard garlic and ladle the brine into the jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the tops. Seal jars with lids and rings.
  7. Place jars in a hot water bath so they are covered by 1 inch of water. Simmer but DO NOT BOIL for 10 minutes to process. Cool to room temperature.
  8. Refrigerate any jars that do not seal properly. Let green beans cure for 2 to 3 weeks before eating. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe Card

About Spicy Pickled Green Beans




Show 12 Comments & Reviews

25 Dishes To Make in April

25 Dishes To Make in April


Technically spring has arrived. But, depending on what part of the country you’re in, the weather may not be cooperating. So, we’re sharing comfort food recipes because we know those are good year-round. But, you’ll also see fresh finds since farmer’s markets are starting to burst with goodies. If you’re sick of trying to figure […]

10 Savory & Sweet Cheese Ball Recipes

10 Savory & Sweet Cheese Ball Recipes


Cheese balls are back! This classic appetizer from the 1960s and ’70s has made a resurgence in the past few years. And, we’re here for it! Made with a few ingredients, they make a tasty party appetizer or can easily be whipped-up when looking for a snack. Typically, cream cheese is the base of a […]

17 Bright and Delicious Springtime Desserts

17 Bright and Delicious Springtime Desserts


Slowly, we’re coming out of our winter cocoons. So, put away the down jacket and swap it for an apron. It’s time to get into the kitchen and start baking. Filled with berries and bright flavors (hello lemon everything!), spring desserts light up our taste buds. In honor of spring’s arrival, here are 17 easy […]