Dilly Beans

Posted in: Green Beans, Dill, Garlic


  • fresh green beans
  • 8 to 16 heads fresh dill
  • 8 cloves garlic (optional)
  • 1/2 cup canning or pickling salt
  • 4 cups white vinegar (5% acidity)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp. hot red pepper flakes (optional)


Wash and trim ends from beans and cut to 4-inch lengths. In each hot clean pint jar, and place 1 to 2 dill heads and 1 clove of garlic. Place whole beans upright in jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Trim beans to make them all fit, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Adjust lids and process in a water bath for 10 minutes OR refrigerate.