DILLY BEANS

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Preserving Method: Water Bath 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 aside with bands.
2. Wash beans and snip off ends; set aside. 
3. Combine water, vinegar, salt and spices from Pickle Mix in large saucepan.  Bring to a boil on medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve.
4. Pack beans tightly into hot jar. Ladle hot pickling liquid over beans, leaving ½-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rims and center lids on jars. Apply band and adjust to fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling-water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.
5. Process filled jars in a boiling water canner 10 minutes for pints and 15 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.