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Dilly Beans Recipe

Dilly beans are a very popular type of pickle to make. The dill goes great with the vinegar and the crisp green beans. The whole process is very similar to making other pickles.

Our dilly beans recipe also includes red pepper flakes to add some background heat but you can omit them if needed. The recipe calls for white vinegar but feel free to use whatever you have on hand.

Dilly Beans Recipe

Pickled green beans

Dilly Beans Ingredients

2 1/2 cups white vinegar
2 1/2 cups water
3 tablespoons kosher salt
1 bunch fresh dill or dill weed
5 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tablespoon mustard seed
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
2 pounds green beans, rinsed and trimmed

Dilly Beans Instructions

Clean your jars well.

Blanch the green beans in boiling, salted water for 1 to 2 minutes. Drain the beans and cool them under cold running water.

Combine all the ingredients except for the green beans in a pot and bring to a boil.

Fill jars with the green beans then spoon or pour the liquid into your jars, leaving 1/2 inch at the top and making sure the green beans are completely submerged. Some people prefer to strain out the spices, other people like to leave them in the jars.

Be sure to remove all air from the jars. Tapping the side of the jars can help, as can using chopsticks or other long, thin objects to release and air bubbles.

Wipe the tops of the jars and apply the lids and rings.

Once the jars are cool place them in the refrigerator, they will last for up to 6 weeks.

The dilly beans are ready for eating right away but the flavor will continue to develop the longer they are in the liquid.

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