Dilly Beans

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


2 pounds green beans
1 teaspoon red pepper
4 cloves garlic
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dill seeds
2 1/2 cups white vinegar
2 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup salt


Cut ends from beans; remove strings, if necessary. Pack beans vertically into 4 hot sterilized jars. Place 1/4 teaspoon red pepper, 1 clove garlic, and 1 1/2 tablespoons dill seeds in each of 4 jars.

Combine vinegar, water, and salt in a medium-size stainless steel saucepan; bring to a boil, and pour over beans, leaving 1/2- inch head space. Remove air bubbles. Cover with metal lids, and screw bands tight. Process in boiling-water bath 10 minutes.