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spicy dilly beans in a jar

Spicy Dilly Beans

Crispy pickled green beans with a kick of yummy heat.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword pickled green beans, spicy dilly beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Pickling time in the fridge 14 days
Total Time 14 days 13 minutes
Servings 20
Author Christina


  • 2 1/2 lb fresh green beans
  • 1 c white vinegar
  • 2 c apple cider vinegar
  • 3 c water
  • 1/4 c sea salt
  • 6 large sprigs fresh dill or 3 tsp of dried dill
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 large carrots, cut into sticks
  • 1 T raw sugar
  • 6-18 hot peppers of your choice


  1. Make the brine with both vinegars, sugar, salt, and water, heat and stir until everything is dissolved.

  2. Blanch green beans by bringing salted water to a boil and dropping in green beans for 3 minutes. Then drain and shock in ice water. Then drain again.

  3. Allow to cool.

  4. Pack jars tightly with about 4 carrot sticks, 1-3 hot peppers depending on your preference, one garlic clove, a bunch of dill or 1/2 tsp dried dill, and then fit as many blanched green beans as you can in the jar.

  5. Poor the cooled brine over the top until the jar is full.

  6. Securely tighten lid and place in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.