Sunday, June 12, 2011


OK, this isn't my recipe, I've never eaten dilly beans, and this isn't even a picture that I actually took!
But when my friend Kelly mentioned them, I just had to Google it and they look and sound delicious!  I'm going to try this soon, and I'll make sure I post my pictures of the results....
Here is a recipe I found online that I think I will use:

Dilly Beans in jars

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

  • Cut green beans to fit inside pint canning jars.
Place green beans in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 3 minutes. 
Plunge beans into ice water (this stops the cooking) and then drain well.
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.
In a large saucepan over high heat, bring vinegar and water to a boil.
Pour over beans.
Put the lids and rings onto the jars and process for 10 minutes
in a boiling water bath

You can also just put these in the jars and keep them in the refrigerator without canning/processing them, they will last a few weeks, just eat them and keep them refrigerated.

Can't wait to try this and see how it tastes.  It certainly seems pretty easy, as canning goes.
And if I can make preserves and jams and salsa, how hard can this be?  Famous last words!
I'll keep you posted....


Kelly said...

They are actually very easy to make. And they make a wonderful garnish in a cocktail, like say a bloody mary or around here old fashions. Glad I could introduce you to something new. :)

Gammy Tammy said...

hey 1st man, it amazes me how similar our posts are. I have green beans in the fridge right now that I bought from the farmer's market to make Dilly Beans with. I'm making mine a little hotter though. Here's the recipe I'll be using. Although, these sound wonderful too. I might have to make a pint or two using your recipe. Thanks for posting.

1st Man said...

Thank YOU for your kind words. I'll be checking out all of your amazing recipes as well. :-)

lisa said...

That's the recipe I use too - and they are addictive! I am really impressed by how straight those beans in the picture are. Mine were all curvy and nowhere near as pretty :)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I am in love with canning. This will be my fourth season and I learn more each year. On my to do list this summer are dilly beans.

1st Man said...

I'm just a canning newbie and sometimes screw up more than make it come out but I'm not giving up. I am falling in love with your recipes on your blog. Nicely done!!!

1st Man said...

thank you for stopping by!!