- Place 1 to 2 heads (whole bulbs) of garlic and 1 to 2 sprigs of dill in hot pint jars. Pack beans lengthwise in hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space. Add cayenne pepper if desired.
- Combine water, vinegar and salt. Bring to a full boil. Pour boiling mixture into jars filled with beans, leaving 1/4-inch head space.
- Wipe top edge of jar and place warmed lid on the jar. Add the band and tighten. Process 10 minutes in a boiling water bath. Remove and set on racks to cool. Do not set directly on a counter top after removing from hot water bath.
- Allow at least 2 weeks for flavors to develop before eating.
|Prep Time: 30 minutes|
Cook Time: 15 minutes
|-||2 pounds green beans, fresh, trimmed|
|-||4 bulbs (to 8 bulbs) garlic, adjust to taste|
|-||4 sprigs dill, adjust to taste|
|-||1/4 cup salt|
|-||2 1/2 cups vinegar (cider or white)|
|-||2 1/2 cups water|
|-||1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)|