Have you heard of pickling green beans? They are delicious and very easy to make. Make your own refrigerator dilly beans in just a few minutes without canning.
Easy refrigerator dilly beans
To make refrigerator dilly beans, first clean and cut your beans in the length you prefer. Then bring a pot of water on the stove to a boil and salt it well. Drop your green beans into the boiling water and boil for three minutes. Remove them from the boiling water and drop them into ice water. Now you have blanched green beans.
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How to make dilly beans without canning
We don’t can anything because I’m not allowed to serve home canned food to the daycare kids, so we do refrigerator pickling. It’s so good and so fast and easy with no special equipment needed. It helps your garden produce last longer. They keep for several months in the refrigerator. You can also pickle cucumbers and okra in the refrigerator.
Recipe for refrigerator pickled green beans
You need 2 ½ pounds of blanched green beans to get started. It doesn’t matter what kind of green beans. We used Asian long beans because that’s what we were growing, but any kind works the same way.
Pickled green bean recipe
Crisp juicy pickled green beans, oh my.
- 2 1/2 c blanched green beans
- 1 c white vinegar
- 2 c apple cider vinegar
- 3 c water
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1/4 c sea salt
- 1 T sugar
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 T dried dill
- 1 large carrot, cut into sticks
First, make the brine. Bring water, both vinegars and salt, sugar, and pepper to a simmer, stirring until all salt is dissolved.
Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
Place green beans into jars packed as tightly as possible.
Divide garlic cloves and carrot sticks between jars.
Add dill to brine and pour into jars until full.
Place lids on jars and close tightly.
Place in refrigerator. Pickles will be ready in about 2 weeks and will last for several months.
How long do pickled green beans last
These refrigerator dilly beans will last 3-6 months in the refrigerator. The vinegar keeps them from collecting bacteria, so you can enjoy them for a long time.
Refrigerator spicy dilly beans recipe
If you want to add a little spice to your dilly beans, all you have to do is add some hot peppers.
You can use jalapenos, habaneros, or whatever kind of peppers you have on hand or enjoy eating. Just take your knife and poke a hole through the whole washed pepper. Stab it all the way through so the juice can permeate it from both sides. And push it down into the jar with the other ingredients.
It will spice the liquid and everything in it. If you want a lot of spice, add several peppers and if you want a little, just add one.
Fermented green beans
You can make fermented green beans in a similar way, click here to see how.
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