Monday, July 16, 2012

How to can green beans

 Isaac and I picked some half runner green beans from our garden.
Then our family strung and broke the beans.
 I then wash and packed them into quart jars.
 I add one teaspon of plain/canning salt to each quart jar.
 Then I fill the jars to the top with water.
 I then place the lids on.
 After that I place the rings on top of the lids and tighten them.
 I place two quarts of water into the bottom of my canner.
 I place the jars into the canner.
My canner holds 7 quart jars or 10 pint jars.
I place the "jiggler" onto the top of my canner on the 10 pound pressure mark. I cook the green beans for 35 minutes. (Slowly reducing the temp. every few minutes.)

The jiggler (canner pressure gauge)lol- doing its thing :)

I then remove the beans from the canner and let them sit overnight. After this time I remove the rings and wash the jars and put the date on the lid.
Then I place them in the pantry :)
I usually have atleast 100 jars of green beans canned for the year.

Thank you Lord for all of your many blessings!


Kelly said...

This brings back so many memories of when my Mom use to do this every year and us kids helped her snap the beans!

Camille said...

Very cool Misty! What a blessing to have those beans set aside for the winter days ahead! I don't have a pressure canner...they intrigue me. I've only ever done boiling water, never beans or anything exciting like that. :)

Blessings to you!