I have never been much of a sweets eater *gasp*, but give me something salty, spicy, garlicky…oh my! This recipe fits all those categories and is a favorite at our house.
2 pounds green beans, washed and trimmed
2 1/2 cups white vinegar
2 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup canning salt
red pepper flakes
Pack the green beans into sterilized pint jars. (I used quarts and adjusted the spices accordingly.)
To each jar add one clove of garlic, 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1/2 teaspoon dill seed.
Meanwhile, heat the vinegar, water, and salt until the salt dissolves. This recipe will make 4 pints so adjust for the quantity you are making. Pour over the beans leaving 1/4 inch head space. Place lids on jars and process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath canner.
These should sit for a week or two to allow all the flavors to soak into those crispy beans.
This is what it looks like when a jar breaks in your canner. *Insert frowny face*