Dilly Beans

Dill pickled green beans are a hit with my pickle lovers.

These dilly beans are made with sprigs of dill weed....

Pickled products can be processed safely in a Water Bath Canner. With pickling, vinegar is added and acidifies the food.

When you are canning green beans without pickling you need to process in a pressure canner.

This recipe makes 4 pints.

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Gather your canning supplies

  • Green Beans - enough to make 4 pints or about 2 pounds
  • 4 sprigs of fresh dill weed or 4 heads of dill.
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup canning salt
  • 2 1/2 cups vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)


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Wash beans - snap off ends and snap (break or cut) to jar length.

Add sprig of dill weed or head of dill and 1 garlic clove to each jar. if you like spicy try adding 1/8 tsp cayenne to each jar. (I personally like mild)

jars with dilly beans Pack each jar with beans length ways.

Combine -vinegar, water, salt. Bring to a boil.

Cover beans with pickling solution, leaving 1/4 inch head space.

air bubbles from dilly beansRemove air bubbles with a plastic knife or other small tool. I like to use an orange peeler.

Wipe rims clean and process according to water bath canning directions.

This makes 4 pints.


pints and quarts process for 10 minutes

Altitude Adjustments for Boiling Water Bath Canner
Altitude in Feet Processing time
0-1000 ft 5 minutes
1001-6000 10 minutes
over 6000 15 minutes

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