These are great! Dilly Beans are easy, fun, and a perfect beginning canning project. Here is a note for beginners: despite what some reviewers may post, it is NOT advisable to alter the proportions of vinegar/water/salt/sugar in a canning recipe. Canning is about chemistry; the right chemistry preserves your food...the wrong chemistry can fail to preserve the food, and people who consume it can become quite ill or worse. This is why measurements need to be exact, and recipes should come from a reliable source. Please read about proper canning practices in a publication like the Ball Blue Book.
These were great. They were crisp and spicy, but not too spicy. These beans will become a yearly event in my house.
How long are these suppose to sit for before eating??? My other beans i make take anywhere from 4-8 weeks. Just trying new recipes. Does anyone have an answer.
In response to several statements about measurements. It is extremely important to follow tested & safe recipe. However, the measurement of salt, sugar and other spices do NOT preserve your food, they are only for taste. It is the vinegar and water that must NOT be changed. You can find this information in any current food and safety canning on line. A good source is the National Center for Home Food Preservation (http://nchfp.uga.edu/questions/FAQ_canning.html#17). The only time the salt and sugar is a must is when using a dehydrating such as meats. These salt and sugar answers can scare beginning canners. Many people cannot safely consume this much salt or sugar as a recipe calls for.
As asked, before. How long should they sit. I'm new at this. Thank you
Made them and going to let them sit. Anxious to try.
These are so good! I made a few pints of these last year (an experiment as we've never made Dilly Beans) and were blown away by the taste sensation in these little beans. Try putting them on a salad...delicioso! Thanks for the recipe; I added it to my annual canning cookbook.