Green Beans-Pressure Canning

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Preserving Method: Pressure Canning

  1. PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil.  Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.
  2. WASH and rinse beans thoroughly. Remove string, trim ends and break or cut freshly gathered beans into 2-inch pieces. Place prepared beans in a large saucepan and cover with boiling water. Boil for 5 minutes.
  3. PACK hot beans into hot jars leaving 1 inch headspace. Add 1 tsp salt to each quart jar, 1/2 tsp to each pint jar, if desired.
  4. LADLE boiling water over beans leaving 1 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight.
  5. PROCESS filled jars in a pressure canner at 10 pounds pressure 20 minutes for pints and 25 minutes for quarts, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.
Note: The processing time given applies only to young, tender pods. Beans that have almost reached the “shell-out" stage require a longer processing time. Increase processing time 15 minutes for pints and 20 minutes for quarts. 
Canning Green Beans | How To Can Green Beans - Ball® Fresh Preserving is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Canning Book is different than website I just canned green beans today using the recipe from my Ball preserving book. In the book, it said the recipe was for young, tender beans; however, it did not offer the different processing times for beans in the "shell-out" stage. This being my first time canning green beans, I added 5 minutes onto the processing time, since my beans are definitely closer to the shell-out stage, not the 15 minutes that the website says. So, are my beans good to store or do I need to put them in the fridge and eat them up? Luckily, I didn't have a canner full, I only did 4 pints as a test run.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love those Beans My canner was a Christmas present the first year I was married...36 years tomorrow. Seems that I have been canning my whole life...and I LOVE it! One thing I wish you added to the online recipes...altitude adjustments. My towns elevation is 5000 feet. I use 15 pounds of pressure for 20 minutes. And be sure to have your canner tested at least every other year. Many towns have a university extension office that does it for free, and it takes less than 5 minutes.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family Canning I have been using my Pressure caner for 55 years, take good care of it last for ever, my grandma and Mom taught me how to can,years ago on he farm, Mom had your canning book that is the only book I have used have the new one now lost the old one in a fire but I have all the memories. I taught my daughter and sons also nieces how to can. They all carry on the tradition. Thank you Ball
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the green beans! I've been canning green beans based on your recipe with my grandmothers' canner for nearly 40 years. Glad for the update on optional salt as my husband needs reduced sodium now.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Follow The amount of water in your pressure canner is dictated by the manufacturer. I bought mine at Wal-Mart, 65 dollars. The old fashion one with the weights on the vent. Normally 3 quarts of water or to the "fill" line inside of the canner pot, no matter how many jars, same amount of water. Please read your manuals when you get your pressure canner and take good care of it!
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Green Beans! This recipe was very easy to follow, and the beans turned out like my mom's and grandmother's did. They have both passed so I could not check with them on how to make these. The water level is dictated by the owners manual for your own canner. I have three different canners and each one is a bit different. My Presto has a water line on it a couple of inches up from the bottom. I used it for this batch, everything went great.
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from water left out the step about putting the water in the canner it does not say how much water to put in canner before placing jars in canner
Date published: 2015-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Preserving green beans Great information , simple and easy. Backs up what I was taught so I feel comfortable canning the beans. Thanks Great qualityjars. There are a lot of canning jars out there that are not suitable for canning but are sold as canning jars. I have to get them from a specialty website in NZ. Wish I could get them like I could in the US. If I would have known I would have packed by bags with them when moving here! Trusted quality. Thank you.
Date published: 2015-01-03
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