How To Can + Pickle Green Beans At Home | Rebecca Gallop + west elm

Rebecca Gallop of A Daily Something and photographer Kate Headley got together to create some early autumn alchemy, and preserved their famer’s market haul the old-fashioned way – pickling!

We’re excited that we can share this fantastic fall tradition + pickled green beans recipe with you, so read on for the simple step-by-step guide.

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“I’m relatively new to canning, but I’ve fallen in love with this bygone (but thankfully not completely lost) kitchen activity! It is a time consuming venture…but it’s also incredibly rewarding, and a great way to spend a few hours with your friends.” – Rebecca Gallop

Dilly Beans – Adapted from Tart & Sweet

Ingredients

    2 pounds green beans
    2 cups white vinegar
    1½ tablespoons sherry vinegar
    1 cup water
    1½ tablespoons kosher salt

Per Jar

    2 dill sprigs
    2 cloves garlic
    1 teaspoon yellow mustard seed
    ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns

How To Can + Pickle At Home | Rebecca Gallop + west elm

1. Gather supplies: water bath canner, rack, pot for lids, pot for brine, Weck Glass Jars, lids, jar lift, tongs/magnetic lid lift, wooden spoon, cutting board, pairing knife, measuring cups and spoons, all ingredients.

2. Put water on to boil, in both the water bath canner and a smaller pot, for the lids.

How To Can + Pickle At Home | Rebecca Gallop + west elm

3. Once water is boiling, place rack and jars into canner to sterilize. Put lids and rubber rings in the smaller pot for sterilization.

4. Prepare green beans by washing thoroughly, snapping off stem end, and trimming so they fit into jars, allowing for about 1 inch headspace.

How To Can + Pickle At Home | Rebecca Gallop + west elm

5. Bring vinegars, water and salt to a boil in the second small pot.

6. Carefully remove jars from boiling pot and place on a towel on the counter.

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7. Place all other ingredients in jars: dill sprigs, garlic, yellow mustard seed, black peppercorns. Then pack beans into jars, leaving about 1 inch headspace.

8. Pour brine in jars, carefully covering the beans with the brine. Then remove air bubbles by gently tapping jar on counter and wipe the rims with a clean dish towel.

How To Can + Pickle At Home | Rebecca Gallop + west elm

9. Using tongs or a lid lift, remove lid and rubber ring from boiling water and place on jars, securing with metal clips.

10. Process jars in boiling water for 10 minutes.

How To Can + Pickle At Home | Rebecca Gallop + west elm

11. Remove jars from water with jar lift and gently place on a towel on counter and allow to cool. Check to make sure jars sealed properly…if sealed, they can be stored in pantry for 1 year; if unsealed, refrigerate and eat within a week.

12. Enjoy your pickled green beans…best flavor comes out after two weeks!

How To Can + Pickle At Home | Rebecca Gallop + west elm

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Rebecca Gallop of A Daily Something

Rebecca Gallop is a stylist, wedding designer, and the blogger behind A Daily Something. You can follow her on Instagram + Twitter + Facebook, and check out her professional styling portfolio here.

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Rachel

October 15, 2013

What great photos! The process is so well documented, I totally want to give this a try!!

Lydia

October 23, 2013

I would love to try this!

Katie

October 24, 2013

Gonna buy some jars tomorrow!

Waterbaby8391

November 1, 2013

How do you check to see if the jars are properly sealed?

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