Savor strawberry season with our sweet freezer jam. View Recipe >
Preserving method: Water bath canning
Makes about 6 (16 oz) pint jars
An old family classic! Feel free to kick up the flavor by adding a few pinches of crushed red pepper or chili powder
to the brine.
You will need
3 lbs green and/or yellow wax beans, trimmed and cut into jar-length pieces (about 4 inches)
3 3/4 cups vinegar
3 3/4 cups water
1/3 cup Ball® Salt for Pickling and Preserivng
6 cloves garlic, crushed or thinly sliced
6 springs of dill
Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready to use, do not boil. Wash lids in warm
soapy water and set aside with bands.
Combine vinegar, water and salt in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve
Place 1 clove crushed garlic and 1 dill sprig into a hot jar. Pack beans cut side up leaving a ½ inch
Ladle hot brine into a hot jar leaving a ½ inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rim. Center lid
on jar and apply band, adjust to fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are
Process jars 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat, remove lid, let jars stand 5 minutes.
Remove jars and cool 12-24 hours. Check lids for seal, they should not flex when center is pressed.