I use these in Bloody Marys, instead of celery sticks, and they are always a hit!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut green beans to fit inside pint canning jars.

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  • Place green beans in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, for 3 minutes. Plunge beans into ice water. Drain well.

  • Pack the beans into four hot, sterilized pint jars. Place 1 clove garlic and 2 sprigs dill weed in each jar, against the glass. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to each jar.

  • In a large saucepan over high heat, bring vinegar and water to a boil. Pour over beans.

  • Fit the jars with lids and rings and process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.

Nutrition Facts

39 calories; 2.2 g protein; 8.6 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 1169.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2006
These are great! People couldn't get enough of them. The earlier reviewer who says this recipe is unsafe because it isn't pressure canned is incorrect. The acid in the vinegar makes this a pickle which means it is safe to water bath. You would NOT want to mess around with the 50/50 proportion of water to vinegar though that could cause safety problems. The jars come out of the water bath with the beans looking ugly and shriveled but if you let the jars stand in your pantry for at least a couple of weeks the beans will rehydrate and look and taste just right. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2011
These remind me of pickles/green beans. Not great but not bad either. Just different. Read More
(5)
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2006
These are great! People couldn't get enough of them. The earlier reviewer who says this recipe is unsafe because it isn't pressure canned is incorrect. The acid in the vinegar makes this a pickle which means it is safe to water bath. You would NOT want to mess around with the 50/50 proportion of water to vinegar though that could cause safety problems. The jars come out of the water bath with the beans looking ugly and shriveled but if you let the jars stand in your pantry for at least a couple of weeks the beans will rehydrate and look and taste just right. Read More
(160)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2004
I have been making Dilly Beans for years and everyone now just expects to get a jar at Christmas. If you like things a little spicy, try putting a 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper or some red pepper flakes in each jar with the garlic and dill. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2005
your recipe didn't indicate how long before you could eat them. I called my mother and mother in law and all they could tell me was if it was the same as pickles you needed to wait 3 to 4 months before eating??? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2003
These beans are wonderful! My great uncle used to can dilly beans for me when I was younger and since he passed away I've been craving them. No one else in my family cans them. I found this recipe and made my own. I've been putting them into quarts because the pints just don't last long enough. Thanks so much! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2005
Used half wax beans and half green beans. Also substituted dill weed for fresh dill. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2004
These are SO good... even my 5-year old daughter couldn't get enough. I added a banana pepper to each jar for "looks" too... which added some flavor to boot! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2011
This filled two large Ball Jars. I did double the garlic (four cloves in each jar), added 1/4 sliced onion to the bottom of each jar and 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper as well. So far, they smell amazing. This was very simple--it took less than ten minutes to make. I'm going to give it a couple days until I try them, but I'll tell you, it's going to be a hard couple days. ;) I'll update my review once I've had a chance to try it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2009
These are fantastic! My daughter loves to snack on them and of course they are great in Bloody Mary's. You can add red pepper flakes or other peppers to spice them up but I like them "dilly". I cannot wait to grow more beans this summer to make a lot more of these beans this year! I do like to chill the beans on ice for a couple of hours to make sure they are extra crisp. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
i love bloody marys these are great in them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2011
These remind me of pickles/green beans. Not great but not bad either. Just different. Read More
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