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Overnight Sweet Pickled Green Beans

Overnight Sweet Pickled Green Beans


  • 2 1/4 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 3 cups water
  • 6 tablespoons Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 4 teaspoons pickling salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons dill seed, divided
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seed, divided
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, optional
  • 8 sprigs fresh dill
  • 24 ounces green beans, washed and trimmed


  1. Clean and sterilize 4 pint-size jars; set aside.
  2. Combine vinegar, water, sugar, and salt into a medium-sized sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer until sugar and salt dissolve, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. 
  3. Meanwhile, place one clove of garlic, 2 sprigs of dill, 1/2 teaspoon dill seed, 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed, 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns, and an 1/8th teaspoon of crushed red pepper (if using) into each jar. 
  4. Fill jars with the washed and trimmed green beans. 
  5. Carefully pour cooled vinegar/water brine over green beans until the beans are fully submerged. It's okay if some of the tips aren't covered.
  6. Cover jars with a clean lid and ring and let them cool to room temperature on the counter for an hour or so. Transfer to the fridge where beans will keep for up to 1 month. It's normal if the beans change color.
  7. Beans are best if they can sit for a day or two before enjoying.
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Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Kelley Epstein @Mountain Mama Cooks.