These beans are cold-pickled rather than canned. Crispy and delicious, the pickled beans will stay fresh for several months as long as they're kept cold -- if they last that long!

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir the tarragon vinegar and water together in a bowl.

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  • Pack each jar with green beans so they stand on end without crowding. Into each jar, place 1 sprig of fresh dill, 1/4 teaspoon of celery seed, 1/4 teaspoon of mustard seed, 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, 8 to 10 whole black peppercorns, and 2 garlic clove halves. Sprinkle a pinch of salt into each jar.

  • Fill the rest of the space in the jars with the tarragon vinegar-water mixture, place the lids on the jars, and refrigerate overnight.

Nutrition Facts

7.2 calories; 0.4 g protein; 1.6 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 25.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2009
I loved the idea of "not hot canning"! I did find that mine turned out a little "bland" for our taste. I didn't have tarragon vinegar and used cider with fresh tarragon instead so maybe that could be why. I re-worked them a bit added wine vinegar some sea salt sugar and a few more spices; then heated the vinegar mixture just until things disolved nicely. I increased the ratio of vinegar to water. For our taste that was better. It's such an easy recipe that you can quickly make changes to suit your own taste! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/17/2010
I agree they are a little bland (though the pickling vinegar would make a great salad dressing) - and I think it would be better to blanch the green beans first. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2009
I loved the idea of "not hot canning"! I did find that mine turned out a little "bland" for our taste. I didn't have tarragon vinegar and used cider with fresh tarragon instead so maybe that could be why. I re-worked them a bit added wine vinegar some sea salt sugar and a few more spices; then heated the vinegar mixture just until things disolved nicely. I increased the ratio of vinegar to water. For our taste that was better. It's such an easy recipe that you can quickly make changes to suit your own taste! Read More
(35)
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2009
I loved the idea of "not hot canning"! I did find that mine turned out a little "bland" for our taste. I didn't have tarragon vinegar and used cider with fresh tarragon instead so maybe that could be why. I re-worked them a bit added wine vinegar some sea salt sugar and a few more spices; then heated the vinegar mixture just until things disolved nicely. I increased the ratio of vinegar to water. For our taste that was better. It's such an easy recipe that you can quickly make changes to suit your own taste! Read More
(35)
Rating: 3 stars
06/16/2010
I agree they are a little bland (though the pickling vinegar would make a great salad dressing) - and I think it would be better to blanch the green beans first. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/03/2011
i feel bad giving only one star (I HAVE NEVER YET) but...heck...we like tarragon vinegar and the rest of the ingredients...but...well when we tried them they were well yucky...i followed the recipe EXACTLY and came up disappointed...i followed the directions EXACTLY as well...i tasted the vinegar before using and it was okay...am so sorry... i was so looking forward to these and the recipe was so easy and quick...i wonder what happened...??? Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2011
I forgot to try these the first day but after two days they taste pretty good. I had to make a few substitutions. I mixed tarragon and cider vinegar as I didn't want to buy a whole bottle of special vinegar just for this recipe. I also couldn't find any fresh dill so used some dried even though I'm sure it's just not the same and a small amount of powdered mustard for the mustard seeds which I also can't find. I primarily taste garlic & vinegar with a kick from the peppers. I think these will be good for snacking or in bloody marys. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2013
Made these just as recommended and loved them! I did need more of the vinegar and water mixture than the recipe called for though. Super easy and I will definitely make more. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/29/2012
Must have done something wrong Awful! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/09/2018
giving 3 stars as that i didn't make yet but definitely needs more salt and "next morning?" try next week at the earliest Read More