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How to Can Green Beans for Long Term Storage. A great way to preserve Green Beans all year long without freezer burn. It's way easier than you think! #canning #howtocangreenbeans #howtocan #preservingfood #aipsides #paleosides #whole30 #paleo #aip #keto #lowcarb #vegan #prepper #thehealthnutmama

How to Can Green Beans

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It seems like every summer we have an abundance of green beans. If you’ve been following me you know that my 81-year-old father has several huge organic gardens that I am very fortunate to be a part of. He is amazing!!!

So every summer I try to preserve as many vegetables that I can. I freeze some, ferment some & can some. But I do prefer canning because it lasts so much longer, I don’t have to worry about freezer burn or the power going out. I do freeze the smaller thin green beans whole to saute with garlic & onions, but I pressure can the rest. 

 

How to Can Green Beans for Long Term Storage. A great way to preserve Green Beans all year long without freezer burn. It's way easier than you think! #canning #howtocangreenbeans #howtocan #preservingfood #aipsides #paleosides #whole30 #paleo #aip #keto #lowcarb #vegan #prepper #thehealthnutmama

 

I use my mother’s canner that she handed down to me which still works great. It’s just like this one but much older. It’s a 25-quart canner & will can 19 pints or 7 quarts. If I were buying a new one I would probably get the 30 quart or the 41.5 quart. canner. It would save me so much time. 

People say all the time that it scares them to use a pressure canner. I used to feel the same way until I tried it the first time. Pretty much every household has an Instant Pot now since it’s all the rage, so if you are cooking with it, it’s pretty much the same thing. Nothing to be scared of. 

So let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Green Beans, strung, broken & washed (enough for 7 qts.) 
  • Sea Salt (optional) 1 tsp. per quart or 1/2 tsp. per pint
  • Filtered Water (I love my Berkey filter system) Do not use Tap Water due to fluoride & chlorine. 

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How to Can Green Beans for Long Term Storage. A great way to preserve Green Beans all year long without freezer burn. It's way easier than you think! #canning #howtocangreenbeans #howtocan #preservingfood #aipsides #paleosides #whole30 #paleo #aip #keto #lowcarb #vegan #prepper #thehealthnutmama

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How to Can Green Beans for Long Term Storage. A great way to preserve Green Beans all year long without freezer burn. It's way easier than you think! #canning #howtocangreenbeans #howtocan #preservingfood #aipsides #paleosides #whole30 #paleo #aip #keto #lowcarb #vegan #prepper #thehealthnutmama

 

Directions:

  • Sterilize Jars. My dishwasher has a sterile cycle, so I just make sure to run them on the sterile cycle ahead of time. It’s not required for pressure canning. Just make sure they are clean. 
  • String & break green beans & wash. 
  • Put the green beans in a large bowl until ready to put in jars.
  • Add filtered water to large pot & bring to a boil. (Enough to fill 7 qts. with beans added)
  • Fill the canner about 1/4 – 1/3 way full with hot water (it will rise when you add the jars) & turn on low to med. heat.
  • Put the lids with bands into a pan of boiling water.
  • While filtered water is heating, Pack jars with the green beans. (Shake jars & use wooden spoon to help pack it)
  • Add 1 tsp of sea salt to each quart (optional)
  • Pour boiling filtered water into jars. Leave 1″ of headspace.
  • Remove air bubbles with the handle of the wooden spoon or knife by sliding it down the side of the jar.
  • Wipe jar rim with a clean cloth
  • Use tongs to put the lids on the jars. They will be very hot. Tighten.
  • Put jars of green beans into canner using a jar lifter.
  • Put the pressure canner’s lid on & tighten according to your canner’s instructions.
  • With my pressure canner, I turn the heat up to med-high until steam starts coming out the vent then I close the vent & let it start building pressure. Make sure to follow your canner’s instruction manual.
  • Bring pressure up to 10 lbs. Cook 20 min for pints or 25 min for quarts. Make sure to check your canners manual to adjust for your altitude.
  • Once it is done, turn off the heat & let the pressure come completely down to zero. This is very important. Do not attempt to relieve pressure manually. Once the pressure has completely come down, open vent & lid.
  • Remove jars & allow to cool for 12-24 hours before moving. You can remove the bands at this point since they are not necessary anymore since they are sealed under pressure. This prevents the bands from rusting & being hard to remove later. 

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How to Can Green Beans for Long Term Storage. A great way to preserve Green Beans all year long without freezer burn. It's way easier than you think! #canning #howtocangreenbeans #howtocan #preservingfood #aipsides #paleosides #whole30 #paleo #aip #keto #lowcarb #vegan #prepper #thehealthnutmama

 

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How to Can Green Beans

How to Can Green Beans for Long Term Storage. A great way to preserve Green Beans all year long without freezer burn. It's way easier than you think! #canning #howtocangreenbeans #howtocan #preservingfood #aipsides #paleosides #whole30 #paleo #aip #keto #lowcarb #vegan #prepper #thehealthnutmama

Ingredients

  • Green Beans, strung, broken & washed (enough for 7 qts.) 
  • Sea Salt (optional) 1 tsp. per quart or 1/2 tsp. per pint
  • Filtered Water (I use a Berkey filter system) Do not use Tap Water due to fluoride & chlorine.

Instructions

  1. Sterilize Jars. My dishwasher has a sterile cycle, so I just make sure to run them on the sterile cycle ahead of time. It's not required for pressure canning. Just make sure they are clean. 
  2. String & break green beans & wash. 
  3. Put the green beans in a large bowl until ready to put in jars.
  4. Add filtered water to large pot & bring to a boil. (Enough to fill 7 qts. with beans added)
  5. Fill the canner about 1/4 - 1/3 way full with hot water (it will rise when you add the jars) & turn on low to med. heat.
  6. Put the lids with bands into a pan of boiling water.
  7. While filtered water is heating, Pack jars with the green beans. (Shake jars & use wooden spoon to help pack it)
  8. Add 1 tsp of sea salt to each quart (optional)
  9. Pour boiling filtered water into jars. Leave 1" of headspace.
  10. Remove air bubbles with the handle of the wooden spoon or knife by sliding it down the side of the jar.
  11. Wipe jar rim with a clean cloth
  12. Use tongs to put the lids on the jars. They will be very hot. Tighten.
  13. Put jars of green beans into canner using a jar lifter.
  14. Put the pressure canner's lid on & tighten according to your canner's instructions.
  15. With my pressure canner, I turn the heat up to med-high until steam starts coming out the vent then I close the vent & let it start building pressure. Make sure to follow your canner's instruction manual.
  16. Bring pressure up to 10 lbs. Cook 20 min for pints or 25 min for quarts. Make sure to check your canners manual to adjust for your altitude.
  17. Once it is done, turn off the heat & let the pressure come completely down to zero. This is very important. Do not attempt to relieve pressure manually. Once the pressure has completely come down, open vent & lid.
  18. Remove jars & allow to cool for 12-24 hours before moving.
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