Yesterday we spent the whole day canning green beans. Talk about having fresh home veggies, we started out first thing in the morning picking them from the garden. We had so many huge bowls of beans I wish I had taken a picture, but I completely forgot to take pics of the processes until the very end when we had them all canned. So these cans are from all the hard work we did yesterday. Canning them involved...
- Picking them from the garden
- Filling sink and soaking to wash off dirt
- Snapping each bean (snap off each end, then snap into bite sizes)
- Then filling sink again and re-soaking to wash off remaining dirt
- Sterilizing Mason and Ball jars
- Fill each jar with beans
- Add pinch of salt
- Sterilize lids
- Add lids
- Set pressure cooker and put jars in cooker (this sterilizes any contaminants or bacteria in beans)
- Remove and put on table and wait for that POP sound when the lid seals
We finished with 61 cans of green beans.
It was a fabulous and fulfilling day, now we have lots of green beans to get us through the winter.
Here is my post from last year when we were - Canning Green Beans.