Recipe by Cookin-jo
These are almost exactly like store-bought canned beans. I prefer fresh or frozen beans but every year I can a few jars just to use in 3 (or 5) bean salad. From Company's Coming Preserves cookbook.
Top Review by Green Gravy
I selected this recipe because of the number of favorable reviews. When I got to the part about making the packing brine, I realized it was a very dangerous recipe and from now on I won't be going by the number of Stars on a recipe. Next time I will read the recipe all the way through LOL. Since I already had the beans ready to can, I blanched and shocked them instead and vacuum packed them for freezing. For safe waterbath canning of beans and other low acidic vegetables, you need a brine that is AT LEAST 1:1 water to vinegar. Otherwise, they need to be pressure canned.
- 16 cups green beans or 16 cups wax beans, cut in 1 inch lengths
- 32 cups water
- 3⁄4 cup pickling salt
- 1⁄2 cup white vinegar
Directions See How It's Made
- Pack beans loosely in sterilized jars, leaving an inch of headroom.
- Bring remaining ingredients to a boil in a large pot.
- Pour over beans, to within 1/2 inch of the top. Wipe edges of jars with a clean cloth and seal with sterilized lids.
- Process in hot water bath for 30 minutes.
- Can be served heated in the liquid from the jar or drained and rinsed, then heated.