Refrigerator pickled green beans are quick and easy to prepare and pack a bright and tangy punch in each crisp bite!
It is the first week of March, and Old Man Winter continues his drunken binge piling up the snow, with no thaw yet in sight. I am combating cabin fever by thinking warm thoughts and preparing summer recipe favorites, like these pickled green beans.
The mild flavor of green beans make them ideal for pickling, and equally as versatile as the more popular pickling cucumber. Green beans can be canned, refrigerator pickled, or even fermented similarly to half sour pickles.
This pickled green beans recipe is designed for refrigerator storage. One pound of green beans will fit tightly in a quart jar and then the pickling liquid is simmered on the stove-top to allow the flavors to combine before pouring into the jar with the beans.
This recipe is highly customizable, add and subtract herbs and seasonings of your choice and it will still turn out great. Want spicy pickled green beans? Add a bunch more crushed red peppers and hot sauce! Heck, after testing this recipe I made another batch with Ghost Pepper Sauce added to it.
Pickling salt is used in canning and pickling recipes because it is free from additives like iodine, which will make the pickling liquid cloudy. Instead of using table salt you can substitute kosher salt or pure sea salt. Since the grain size is larger, Kosher salt will not be a perfect substitution but it will be close enough that you shouldnt be able to notice the difference.
The refrigerator pickled green beans need to sit for at least a day before enjoying, but two days is best. As the pickles sit they continue to soak up flavor, so it is best not to rush things.
Canning recipes are tested for safety, ensuring proper preservation conditions, such as PH, have been met. If not, your canning recipe could make everyone sick, or worse. This recipe has not been tested for safe canning, so I would recommend limiting this recipe for storage in the refrigerator only. You can easily find safe canning recipes online for green beans.
Dilly beans are a popular pickled bean, similar to dill pickles or my dill pickled okra. If you wish to create a dilly bean version with this recipe you can simply add a head or branch of fresh dill to your quart jar and proceed with the recipe as written.
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