Dilly Beans

Yield: 8 x half-litre (1 US pint) jars

Course Pickles
Cuisine American
Keyword Beans
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 8 x half-litre (1 US pint) jars
Calories 40 kcal


Metric - US Customary


  1. Top beans and trim them so that they are 10 cm (4 inches) long.
  2. Combine vinegar and water, put on to simmer.
  3. Pack beans upright into jar, leaving 2 cm (1/2 inch) headspace.
  4. In each jar put a bay leaf, 1 teaspoon dill seed, 1/2 teaspoon pepper flake, 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed, salt OR salt sub, 1/2 teaspoon celery seed.
  5. Divvy vinegar pickling solution out amongst jars, leaving 2 cm (1/2 inch) headspace.
  6. If you are short of pickling solution, top up with pure vinegar.
  7. Debubble, adjust headspace.
  8. Wipe jar rims.
  9. Put lids on.
  10. Process in a water bath or steam canner.
  11. Process jars for 10 minutes; increase time as needed for your altitude.
  12. Best after at least a month of jar time.