How to Make Dilly Beans

If you’ve never tried dilly beans, you’re missing out. FOR REAL! It’s like the best pickle you’ve ever eaten married a green bean and they had children. Honestly, you’ll love these things! We used the green beans from our garden along with some Dragon’s Tongue Bush Beans from Powerful Plants. We literally can’t stop eating these delectable beans. So, what are you waiting for? Let me teach you How to Make Dilly Beans. It’s easy peasy lemon squeezy! 😉 

How to Make Dilly Beans

What You Need

You need a few items to make these delicious crunchy treats. Gather all your ingredients and materials and get going! This is how to make dilly beans. No lie! 

Dilly Bean Ingredients

Ingredients: 

  • 4 lbs Green Beans (or garden beans like bush beans) 
  • 4 Cups Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 6 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Cup Salt 
  • 2 1/3 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (1/3 tsp in each jar)
  • 10 small sprigs Fresh Dill (1 sprig in each jar)
  • 10-20 cloves garlic (1-2 cloves in each jar)

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Additional Requirements: 

Directions

Prep: 

  • Sterilize pickling jars by boiling or running through the sterile cycle in the dishwasher
  • Wash and trim ends off green beans
  • Boil beans in pot of water for 5-6 minutes

Boil Beans

  • Strain beans
  • Add 1-2 Garlic cloves, 1/3 tsp pepper flakes and 1 sprig dill to each jar

Prep Jars

  • Fill jars with beans (keep them upright and pack tightly)

Fill Jars with Beans

Pickling Juice:

  • Bring water, vinegar and salt to a boil 
  • Ladle juice into jars until beans are covered

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Canning: 

  • Screw lids on jars (hand tightened)
  • Place into a large pot of boiling water for 15 minutes 
  • Carefully remove jars using jar tongs and set on towel or heat proof surface
  • You should hear the cans “pop” to seal over the next 10-15 minutes

Setting: 

  • Allow your beans to sit for 2-6 weeks to complete the pickling process
  • Enjoy! 

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Here’s the Recipe in an Easy to Print Format:

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Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

Author: Nicole

Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

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  1. Yum! I love to include healthy, nutritious pickles in my diet in a variety of ways and dishes, so I am delighted that you shared your wonderful Dilly Beans Recipe recipe with us on the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing.

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    • This is a really great way to preserve home grown green beans too. They go so fast in our home. 🙂

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  2. Nice picture of Mom & Son, Reminds me of being a kid running around all summer without a shirt, but most important it shows how much mom loves son…sweet!

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    • Aww! Thanks Tim. My boys despise clothes during the summer and he’s my sweet little man. Love that guy!

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