Thursday, August 4, 2016

Canning green beans the easy way!

Farmer J is always talking about his mamma's canned green beans.  For him that flavor brings him right back to his childhood.  When we started canning we processed ours exactly how she did ... I was blown away by how beautiful they were and the delicious fresh flavor!

Here is how to do it:
  1. Wash and snap your green beans.
  2. Raw pack the green beans in sanitized one quart jars.
  3. Add one teaspoon of salt to each jar.
  4. Pour boiling water over the green beans leaving one inch head space.
  5. Remove the bubbles from the jar by running a spatula or butter knife along the inside wall of the jars.
  6. Add sanitized lids and rings then tighten finger tight.
  7. Pressure can the jars 10lbs for 25min.  *adjust the weight for your altitude if needed*
  8. Use caution when removing the jars from the pressure canner as they are HOT!
  9. Allow to cool completely before labeling and store in a cool dark place.
Let us know in the comments below if you would like some of our green bean recipes!!

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for the easy instructions on canning green beans!

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  2. Thank you for the easy instructions on canning green beans!

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    1. I would like to add some steps for beginners. 5b) wipe the top of jar where lid will go with clean wet cloth dipped in vinegar...7b) turn off stove. Gently remove canner off element. Let canner sit not removing the rocker/gauge/weight. When canner safety valve goes off, with oven mitt remove rocker/gauge/ weight. Untwist the canner lid slowly, open with lid facing away from you. With jar lifter carefully remove HOT jars to sit on towel. Let the jars sit with rings on until cool. The sound of ping or a pop is the jar sealing. After cooled check for seals by pressing down on center of lid. If it stays down remove ring to sink. Label with item n date. If lid doesn't stay down in center wait another couple of hours. You can always put in fridge to use it, or reprocess with new lids n ring. Don't forget to clean n dry your canner. Store jars in a dark cool place. I hope these suggested steps are taken in the warm hearted intention

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  3. I do my green beans this way too. They look so pretty in the jars. And they taste fresh.

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    1. Hands down one of our favorites too!! Thanks for adding the additional information above Deana - it takes a village some days ;)

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  4. Does the salt do anything for preserving or is it simply for taste? I'm on a low salt diet and would like to avoid salt if possible.

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