Friday, February 18, 2011

Canning Dry Beans

(YouTube link)

The directions he provides are slightly different than my manual, but he does a good job on the details. I'll provide my manual instructions. I'm sure it works both ways.
  • Discard any broken or discolored beans.
  • Place dry beans in a large pot and cover with water. Soak for 12 hours in a cool place. Then drain.
  • Rinse and cover beans with clean water. Bring beans up to a boil for 2 minutes, then drain most of the water off.
  • Spoon beans with a slotted spoon into the jars, along with a 1/2 tsp of canning salt. Leave a 1 3/4" bean head space.
  • Cover with boiling water and leave a 1" water head space.
  • Process at 10 pounds of pressure. Pints for 75 minutes, and Quarts for 90 minutes.
  • Follow your canners heat up and cool down procedures. Once they are cool, allow them to remain on your counter for several hours until cool.

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