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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Green Bean Pickle

We also taste tested green bean pickles at our last Living Better meet up - I tell you there is not many meetings when we don't seem to be passing around some preserve, cordial or bread!
This is yet another type of pickle and a great way other than freezing or drying to preserve green beans.
This is Cindy's mother's recipe!

For every kilo of fresh green beans (chopped) use the following
3 cups of vinegar 
4 large onions chopped
3 cups of sugar
1 tabs salt
3 tabs curry powder
1 tabs each of turmeric, cumin and mustard powder
4 tabs cornflour
6 fresh chillies (or to taste) 

Par boil the beans and drain
Mix dry ingredients into a paste with a little of the vinegar
Add sugar to the vinegar and dissolve
In a saucepan mix the paste, vinegar and beans, chillies and onion together.
Bring to a boil and cook for 5mins
Bottle hot into warm sterilised jars.

Green bean pickles recipes can usually be found in every family and are simple to make but boy are they delicious. Excellent with cheese sandwiches and cold meat salads. They never last long in our house.
Next Living Better With Less meeting is the 27th February 2014.


  1. Sounds like those meetups are ' foodies' paradise ', Tanya! lol

  2. Oh oh oh, I'm sad now because I didn't grow any beans!! Well, I did sow them but they didn't pop up. Must have been old seeds. But I do have a lovely crop of carrots and beets so will content myself with lots of beetrooty things instead!
    Thanks for the inspiring bottling posts, Tanya!

  3. Sadly our beans don't seem to be doing much apart from burning in the heat. No beans produced as yet, but always looks delish though.

    CLaire Xx


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