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Make your Own Dilly Beans

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Ingredients

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1 pound of green beans young and trimmed
4 garlic cloves peel and chop
5 Tablespoons of sea salt
1 ½ Tablespoons red pepper flakes
1 teaspoons black peppercorn
2 Quarts of water
2 bunches of dill flowering heads and leaves
2 Quart jars

Make your Own Dilly Beans

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    This recipe has been around for generations. Whether you are serving an old time favorite snack or trying to help your digestive system, dilly beans is the perfect solution.

    • Serves 4
    • Easy

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    Maybe you grew up with them or maybe you are just making some lifestyle changes, no matter why you want to make dilly beans, you will love the end results if you follow this recipe below.

    Dilly beans are green beans that are made into a tangy and crunch side dish that can be served as a snack or with your favorite dish. Like other fermented dishes, these green beans must be selected at their prime in order to hold their form and endure the amount of time that in a jar.

    When selecting green beans, choose young beans that look firm without brown spots all over them.

    WhyChooseDillyBeans?

    There are many benefits to adding green beans to your daily diet.

    • Lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Green beans have high levels of flavonoids that are polyphenolic antioxidants found mainly in fruits and veggies. This level of flavonoids have anti-inflammatory properties which can prevent blood from clotting inside the veins and arteries, reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular disease from forming.
    • Reduce your chances of developing colon cancer by adding green beans in your diet.
    • Because of the extra amounts of fiber found in green beans, your digestive system will benefit from them as well. Fiber promotes healthy regularity and decreases any stress that may be placed on the intestinal tract if the digestive system slows down.
    • If you are trying to manage your diabetes, you may feel nervous about adding anything new to your diet. Green beans can actually help to manage the symptoms of diabetes and since diabetes is a condition that constantly needs monitoring, you can feel better about adding foods that are safe, such as green beans.

    Because the green beans are fermented, it packs even more powerful benefits, especially to the digestive system.

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    Steps

    1
    Done
    2 minutes

    Create a brine

    Pour sea salt into water and stir until dissolved. Set aside while preparing the rest of the ingredients.

    2
    Done
    2 minutes

    Add Ingredients

    Place half of each ingredient into two glass quart jars: garlic, peppercorn, dill, and red pepper flakes.

    3
    Done
    2 minutes

    Add Beans

    Place the green beans straight up in the jar on top of the above ingredients

    4
    Done
    1 minute

    Add brine

    Slowly pour the salt brine over top of the green beans and seasonings, leaving one inch headspace at the top of the glass quart jar.

    5
    Done
    1 minute

    Cover it up

    Place a tight fitting lid or airlock lid onto the glass jar. If you don’t have a lid to fit, you can use a coffee filter secured with a rubber band.

    6
    Done

    Place a tight fitting lid or airlock lid onto the glass jar. If you don’t have a lid to fit, you can use a coffee filter secured with a rubber band.

    Note: If you are using a lid on your jars, you will need to burp the jars daily in order to relieve the pressure build-up.
    Note: If you used a coffee filter on the jars during fermentation, you will want to put a lid on the jars when you move them to storage.

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