Zippy Green Beans Recipe

Zippy Green Beans
Recipe by: Sandra Lee
Ingredients: Makes 8 points
8 wide mouth pint canning jars, metal lids, and metal bands
4 cups white wine vinegar
4 cups water
½ cup canning and pickling salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons grated fresh horseradish
8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
8 sprigs fresh dill
2 teaspoons celery seed
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 pounds French green beans, trimmed

Procedures:
  • Prepare jars, lids and bands according to manufacturer’s instruction prepare boiling water bath canner.
  • In a large stainless steel stockpot, stir together vinegar, 4 cups water, salt, and sugar. Bring to a bil over medium high heat. Stir in horsedish. Reduce heat to very low to keep mixture hot but not boiling.
  • Place 1 sliced garlic clove, 1 spring dill, ¼ teaspon celery seed, and 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper in each hot serilized jar. Pack beans into jars to within ½ inch of top of jar. Ladle hot vinegar mixture into jars to cover beans, leaving ½ inch headspace. Remove any air bubbles, adjust headspace if necessary, and wipe jar rims. Immediateley cover with lids, and screw on bands to fingertip tightness. 
  • Process in boiling water bath canner according to manufacturer’s instructions for 10 minutes. Remove canner lid; let jars stand in canner for 5 minutes. Place jars on a clean towel on a couter to cool for 24 hours, and check seals. Let stand in a cool dark place for 2 to 3 weeks before opening.
Note: remember to trim the beans to allow for the required ½ inch headspace.
Zippy Green Beans Recipe

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