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How to Can Green Beans

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Green beans are one of the easiest vegetables to grow in your garden. In no time you will be swimming in green beans! Canning is a great way to preserve green beans so that you can enjoy them all winter long. If you are new to pressure canning, canning green beans is a great way to start.


Green beans
Salt (optional)

Two pounds of fresh green beans will fill approximately 1 quart jar or 2-3 pint jars.

canning green beans

Sterilize your canning jars and start heating up the water in your pressure canner.

Rinse the green beans and trim off all the ends. You can either cut them with a knife or just snap them off with your fingers. Cut or break the green beans into halves or thirds.

Place 1 tsp. salt into each sterilized jar (optional). Fill jars with green beans. Add boiling water, leaving 1 inch head space.

Wipe rims of jars with damp paper towel. Place rings and lids on jars.

Process jars in a pressure canner at 10 pounds pressure for 20 minutes for pints or 25 minutes for quarts.

New to pressure canning? Check out my step-by-step video based canning courses.

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