Canned Green Beans

  

Quantity: An average of 14 pounds is needed per canner load of 7 quarts; an average of 9 pounds is needed per canner load of 9 pints. A bushel weighs 30 pounds and yields 12 to 20 quarts - an average of 2 pounds per quart.

Quality: Select filled but tender, crisp pods. Remove and discard diseased and rusty pods.

Jar size: Pints or Quarts

Instructions:

Wash and rinse canning jars; keep hot until ready to use. Prepare lids according to manufacturer’s directions.

Wash beans and trim ends. Leave whole or cut or snap into 1-inch pieces. Hot pack or raw pack according to instructions below.

Hot pack –

1. Cover beans with boiling water; boil 5 minutes.

2. Fill jars loosely with beans, leaving 1-inch headspace.

3. Add 1 teaspoon of canning salt per quart to the jar, if desired.

4. Cover beans with hot cooking liquid, leaving 1-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace if needed. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened clean paper towel; apply two-piece metal canning lids.

5. Adjust lids and process in a pressure canner according to the recommendations. Let cool, undisturbed, 12-24 hours and check for seals.

 

Raw pack –

1. Fill jars tightly with raw beans, leaving 1-inch headspace.

2. Add 1 teaspoon of canning salt per quart to the jar, if desired.

3. Add boiling water to the jars, leaving 1-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace if needed. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened clean paper towel; apply two-piece metal canning lids.

4. Adjust lids and process in a pressure canner according to the recommendations. Let cool, undisturbed, 12-24 hours and check for seals.

Processing time:

Process Times for Dial-Gauge Pressure Canner

 

 

 

Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of:

Style of Pack

Jar Size

Process Time

0-2000 ft

2001-4000 ft

4001-6000 ft

6001-8000 ft

Hot and Raw

Pints

20 min

11 lb

12 lb

13 lb

14 lb

Quarts

25 min

11 lb

12 lb

13 lb

14 lb

Process Times for Weighted-Gauge Pressure Canner

 

 

 

Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of

Style of Pack

Jar Size

Process Time

0-1000 ft

Above 1000 ft

Hot and Raw

Pints

20 min

10 lb

15 lb

Quarts

25 min

10 lb

15 lb

Source:

National Center for Home Food Preservation




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