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How To Can Green Beans

Watch more Canning, Pickling, & Preserving videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Follow these tips to learn how to can green beans. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Wash and trim beans Wash the beans and cut off the ends. Leave them whole or snap them into 1-inch pieces. Step 2: Add beans to a jar Add the beans to the sterilized quart-sized jar. Fill the jar until the beans are 1 inch from the top and then add the canning salt. Tip Omit the salt if you are watching your sodium intake. Step 3: Add boiling water Pour boiling water into the jar, leaving 1 inch of head space. Wipe the rim of the jar with a damp paper towel, place the lid on the jar, and secure it with the screw band. Step 4: Transfer jar to a pressure canner Place the jar in a pressure canner that has been prepared according to the manufacturer's instructions. Set the pressure at 11 PSI for a dial gauge and 10 PSI for a weighted gauge. Tip Adjust the pressure if you are at a high altitude. Add 5 extra pounds of pressure if you are at an elevation over 1,000 feet. Step 5: Process for 25 minutes Process your beans in the pressure canner for 25 minutes. Then carefully remove the jar and allow it to cool. Tip Never use a water-bath canner to can beans. Green beans are a low-acid food and must be processed in a pressure canner to ensure that all bacteria are killed. Step 6: Check the seal on the lid Check the seal on the jar lid. Test flat, metal jar lids by pressing down on the center of the lid -- a properly sealed lid won't move. Step 7: Wash, dry, label, and store jars Wash, dry, and label the jars, and store them in a cool, dry place. When properly stored, your canned beans will be good for up to five years. Did You Know? Green beans fall into a category often known as common beans. Scientists believe that these beans were first domesticated in Peru before 6000 B.C.E.
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