Dilled Green Beans

R. Hoffmeyer via e-mail

4 Lbs. whole green beans (about 4 quarts)
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper per pint jar
1/2 tsp. whole mustard seed per pint jar
1/2 tsp. dill seed per pint jar
1 garlic clove per pint jar
5 C. vinegar (1 1/4 quarts)
5 C water
1/2 C. salt
1/4 tsp. powdered alum

Wash beans thoroughly and cut into lengths to fill pint jars. Pack beans into clean, hot jars. Add pepper, mustard seed, dill seed and garlic.

Combine vinegar, water, salt and alum; heat to boiling. Pour boiling liquid over the beans, fill jars but leave 1/4-inch headspace. Seal and process in a boiling-water bath for 5 minutes. Yield: 7 pints. Enjoy.

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