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Sweet Pickled Green Beans

July/August 2010

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We love dilly beans, but using a sweet brine and dried chile peppers gives pickled green beans a unique twist.


Sweet Pickled Green Beans Recipe

Makes: Makes 6 pint jars (about 12 cups)

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds green beans, stem ends trimmed (about 9 cups)
  • 6-18 small whole dried chile peppers
  • 3 cups distilled white vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sea salt

Preparation

  1. Place a large bowl of ice water next to the stove. Bring a large pot of water to a boil in a large pot. Add half of the green beans, cover, return to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the beans to the ice water to cool. Repeat with the remaining beans.
  2. Drain the cooled beans and divide among 6 pint-size (2-cup) canning jars or similar-size tempered-glass or heatproof-plastic containers with lids. Add 1 to 3 chile peppers to each jar.
  3. Combine vinegar, 3 cups water, sugar and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar and salt dissolve. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  4. Carefully fill jars (or containers) with brine to within 1/2 inch of the rim, covering the beans completely. (Discard any leftover brine.)
  5. Place the lids on the jars (or containers). Refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 month. | Equipment: 6 pint-size (2-cup) canning jars or similar-size tempered-glass or heatproof-plastic containers with lids

Nutrition

Per 1/4-cup serving: 12 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 1 g fiber; 37 mg sodium; 53 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

Exchanges: free food


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Ethnic/Regional
American
Season
Summer
Fall
Health & Diet Considerations
Gluten free
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
More than 1 hour
Servings
8 or more
Preparation/ Technique
Marinate/Rub
Publication
July/August 2010

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