Dilly Beans

My mother loves to grow green beans. No matter where we lived, we always had a garden and lots of green beans. She would sauté them with bacon, can them, freeze them, and give loads away. One of our family’s favorite recipes is dilly beans. Their tart crunch make them great for lunches and snacks.

Dilly Beans

2 quarts fresh string beans 2 cups vinegar
4 small garlic cloves 2 cups water
4 heads of dill ¼ cup salt

Snap ends off beans, leaving them whole.
Wash and pack into 4 pint canning jars.
To each jar add 1 garlic clove and dill head.
Bring vinegar, water, and salt to a boil.
Pour into prepared jars and seal.
Store 6 weeks before serving. (if you can hide them from nibblers)

Thank you, Mama, for giving me some wonderful memories and homemaker skills. Happy Birthday!


Mid Stutsman said...

Neat!! My beans are sooo beautiful this year... Fred says it's because I planted them late. The plants are lush and loaded...we are eating lots of green bean/cucumber and tomato salads.
steamed green beans, sliced toms and cucumbers with mayo/yogurt and balsamic vinegar dressing. Just add seasoned salt and brown sugar to make it as sweet/sour as you like!
You are a blessing!!

LauraLee Shaw said...

Yummers. Thanks for passing those mothering skills on to me since I didn't have them from my mom. You are a blessing to those who need the help! ;)

Joanne Sher said...

I've heard of, and I think even tried, these - but have never made them. May need to make an effort :)

Debbie said...

I just bought a jar of dilly beans at the farmer's market in town this week.


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