Pickled Carrots and Beans

DSCN3873For a couple of years now I have wanted to try canning.  Not sure why.  I had never done it before, but I really like the idea of making what I am eating.  It just seems a little more rewarding.

I looked all over for recipes, there are so many to choose from.  I wanted to try a salsa or something, but I figured I should start with something simple since I had never done this before.  I settled with a recipe for Pickling carrots and beans.  I have had then before and loved them.  Seemed simple enough.

Pickled Carrots and Beans

4 pounds carrots and beans

8 garlic cloves

1/2 cup canning or pickling salt

4 cups white vinegar (5%)

4 cups water

Fresh dill

Wash and trim beans and carrots to fit jars, about for inches.

In each sterile jar (boil for 10 mintues).

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Place 1-2 dill sprigs and garlic.

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Place beans and carrots up right in jars, squeeze in as many as possible.  leaving half inch head space.

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Boil for 5 min water, vinegar and salt.  Pour boiling liquid into jars, making sure to cover the veggies and leave a little room (1/ inch) at the top.  Place lids on and secure tightly.

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Return jars to the water bath and boil for 10 minutes.  Remove from water and let cool on counter.  You will hear the jar lids pop as they seal.  If they dont seal put in fridge and eat in a timely manner.

And now we wait…..

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