Canning green beans is an easy way to get started if you are just learning how to can with a pressure canner.
Pick fresh tender pods. Picking first thing in the morning will give you nice crisp produce. If you are picking in your own garden..... go ahead and snack on a few beans..... yum. And Oh so good for you.
You will need about 14 pounds of beans for a canner load of 7 quarts; or 9 pounds for 9 pints.
When canning green beans you must process them in a pressure canner.
These directions are for pressure canning. Don't get this confused with a waterbath. You must process in a pressure canner.
|Wash beans in cold water and snap them to the desired size|
To snap them just means to break off the ends and break into pieces.|
You can leave the pieces longer but I prefer to snap them into 2 inch pieces. They fit in the jars much better.
|Fill jars tightly with raw beans.
|Cover with boiling water leaving 1-inch head space.|
|After your jars have been filled you will need to remove air bubbles by running a plastic utensil down inside the jar between the jar and the beans. Press lightly to release trapped air. I like to use a orange peeler. You could also use a plastic knife.|
Wipe the rims of your jars clean and place canning lids. |
Place filled jars in a pressure canner and process according to pressure canning instructions.
Processing times are listed below.
Remember these are for pressure canning not a water bath!
|Adjustments for Pressure Canner|
|Altitude in Feet||Dial Gauge Canner||Weighted Gauge Canner|