This afternoon I was able to get some beans bottled. The beans in our garden did not come up this year and so I had a sweet neighbor who allowed me to come and pick some of her beans that she didn't want. Eric's sweet Grandma snipped them all for me. For those of you have never bottled beans before here's how my cute Mother-In-Law taught me:
You will need: Green Beans, Pressurized Cooker, Stovetop, Salt, Glass Jars (I use pint), and new lids.
- Snip your beans and then break the beans into half or thirds.
- Wash your beans in the sink or large bowl by rinsing them in warm water and lightly rubbing beans together.
- Heat lids in scalding water.
- Add 1 tsp. of salt to each jar.
- Fill beans in jar. (I put the beans to the "neck" of the jar)
- Fill jars with water making sure beans are all submerged.
- Add the lids and caps.
- Put the required amount in water Pressurized Cooker (read your instructions).
- Add the bottles of beans.
- Once you have all your bottles in place, add the lid onto the cooker.
- Heat the cooker up until steam is rising from the gauge.
- Steam for 10 minutes.
- Close steam gauge
- Let pressure inside cooker heat up so that you are between 13-15. Once you are at that level time them for 25 minutes. You will have to adjust the heat on your stove so that you can keep the pressure level.
- After 25 minutes remove your cooker from the heat and allow time to cool.