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Green Beans

Print Makes about 2 (32 oz) quart or 4 (16 oz) pint jars

Use your pressure canner to extend the pleasure of your garden's bounty when you have ready-to-use green beans available in your own pantry.


NOTE: You must process 2 quarts or 4 pints in the same pressure canner at one time to ensure proper pressure and temperatures are reached for safe preserving. 

Rating: 4.3 | 3 Reviews

Level of Ease:

Advanced

Preserving Method:

Pressure Canning

You Will Need:

Directions:

  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 fingertip tight. Place jar on rack in pressure canner containing 2 inches of simmering water. Repeat until all jars are filled. 

  5. PLACE  lid on canner and turn to locked position. Adjust heat to medium-high. Vent steam for 10 minutes. Place counter weight or pressure regulator on vent; bring pressure to 10 pounds (psi) for a weighted- gauge canner or 11 pounds (psi) for a dial-gauge canner.
  6. PROCESS pint jars in a pressure canner at 10 pounds pressure 20 minutes and quart jars 25 minutes, adjusting for altitude.Turn off heat; cool canner to zero pressure. 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 to 35 minutes for pints and 40 minutes for quarts. 

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