Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dilly, Beans!

Yes, I said Dilly Beans...they taste like dill pickles, but are really green beans! Yum-o!!
Last summer we were at my friend, Maryann's and she offered us a taste of her dilly beans! Kyle and I loved these! We have tried making our own dill pickles in the past and they have tasted very vinegar like and the pickles were very limp-like! So I thought I would try these this year, thank you Ann Spain for this great recipe! I can't tell you yet if they turned out, because they have 3 more weeks to sit on the shelf!

Recipe for Dilly Beans:
2 lbs. of green beans clean
1 tsp. or less of cayenne pepper
4 cloves of garlic
4 tsp. dill seed or 4 heads of dill
2-1/2 cups water
2 -1/2 cups vinegar
1/4 cup salt

In 4 pints, pack beans into pints, put in 1/4 tsp or less of cayenne pepper per pint, 1 clove of garlic per pint, and one head of dill or 1 tsp. of dill seed per pint.
Bring salt, water and vinegar to a boil and pour over beans.
Put caps on and process in water bath canner for 10 minutes.
**This recipe yields 4 pints, double, triple, quadruple your recipe for more green beans. I bought a gallon of vinegar and one box of dill seed and that was enough for 2 recipes of dilly beans!** Your cayenne pepper will last longer.