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Dill-Pickled Green Beans

No recipe image available.Sometimes called 'dilly beans', crisp dill-pickled green beans are so good—they're almost addictive.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 pounds fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed
4 cloves garlic, peeled
8 sprigs fresh dill weed
4 teaspoons kosher salt
2 1/2 cups white distilled vinegar
2 1/2 cups water

Cooking Directions:

  1. Wash and trim green beans to fit upright in pint-sized canning jars.
  2. Place green beans in a steamer over boiling water, cover, and cook until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately plunge beans into a large bowl or pan of ice water. Drain well.
  3. Pack the beans into four hot, sterilized pint jars. Place 1 clove garlic and 2 sprigs dill weed in each jar, against the glass. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to each jar.
  4. In a large saucepan over high heat, bring vinegar and water to a boil. Pour over beans to cover.
  5. Fit the jars with sterilized lids and rings and process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.

Makes 4 pints.