SPICY DILLY BEANS

4 May

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Who doesn’t love dilly beans. And those of you who know me know I like it HOT.  These little suckers are so good. Forget Lay’s slogan “You just can’t have one”. It should be MY DILLY BEANS slogan. Here’s the recipe I’ve been using for a few years now, I have never had an issue. Basic and straight forward. For more heat add more hot peppers to each jar.

Green Beans – enough to make 4 pints or about 2 pounds
4 sprigs of fresh dill weed or 4 heads of dill.
4 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup canning salt
2 1/2 cups vinegar
2 1/2 cups water
1/2-1 Habanero or hot pepper of choice. Cut in half.
1/4tsp hot pepper flakes

Wash beans – snap off ends and snap (break or cut) to jar length.

Add sprig of dill weed or head of dill and 1 garlic clove to each jar. Also add 1/4 tea. red pepper flakes and if your like me, go ahead and cut a Habanero in half unseeded and toss that in too.

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Pack each jar with beans length ways.

RONATA NOTE: pack as tight as possible because during processing they float to the top so if you don’t get enough in there the bottom will look kinda funny. But don’t worry your beans are still fine.

Combine – vinegar, water, salt. Bring to a boil.

Cover beans with pickling solution, leaving 1/4 inch head space.

Remove air bubbles with your utensil i use a butter knife.

Wipe rims clean and process according to water bath canning directions.

This makes 4 pints.

Process: pints and quarts process for 10 minutes

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Altitude Adjustments for Boiling Water Bath Canner
Altitude in Feet Processing time
0-1000 ft 5 minutes
1001-6000 10 minutes
over 6000 15 minutes

All photos taken by Ronata Stapel.

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One Response to “SPICY DILLY BEANS”

  1. CSTrimble May 17, 2013 at 6:47 am #

    Reblogged this on Specter6 and commented:
    Maybe not so spicy for the girls, but this looks awesome!

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