Enjoy the freshness of green beans year round by pickling them in this delicious dill and garlic flavored brine. Photo credit: Joanne Bruno from Eats Well with Others.
Wash beans with cold water. Trim ends and cut beans to about 4-inch lengths.
Place 1/2 tablespoon each dill seed and minced onion, 1/2 teaspoon celery seed and 1/4 teaspoon each minced garlic and crushed red pepper in each of 4 hot sterilized pint canning jars. Pack green beans vertically into jars. (Lay jar on side for easy filling.)
Mix remaining ingredients in medium saucepan; bring to boil, stirring to dissolve salt and sugar. Ladle over green beans, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Run thin, non-metallic utensil down inside of jars to remove air bubbles. Wipe rim of jars clean with damp cloth. Cover jars with metal lids and screw on bands.
Process in boiling water canner 10 minutes. After processing jars, remove from water bath canner. Cool at room temperature on towel or rack for 12 to 24 hours. Check for seal.
Select green beans that are as straight as possible for this recipe.