How to Can Green Beans | Pressure Canning Fresh Green Beans

How to Can Green Beans | Pressure Canning Fresh Green Beans

Today we will be going over How to Can Fresh Green Beans in this Green Bean Preservation – Part 2. I also go over, step by step, How to Use a Pressure Canner. By combining fresh green beans with a few ingredients, you can preserve them at their freshest! That way the Green Beans store for an extended period of time in your pantry and can be used throughout the year for a side dish, Green Bean Casserole and for adding some great fresh flavor to your soups!

Canning Green Beans is Gone Over, step by step, In This Video On YouTube. Check It Out By Following The Link Below!

How to Pressure Can Green Beans | Green Bean Preservation Part 2 | Step by Step Pressure Canner Use – YouTube

Canning Green Beans

Homemade Canned Green Beans in Jars

By Pressure Canning Green Beans, you preserve them at their freshest, they store in the pantry & can be used throughout the year! Use the Green Beans as a side dish, in Green Bean Casserole or for adding a fresh tasting ingredient to soups!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Canning Processing Time (Pint Jars) 20 minutes
Additional Time (Pressure Canner) 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours


  • Fresh Green Beans (The More the Better!)
  • 1/2 tsp Canning Salt per Pint Jar / 1 tsp Canning Salt per Quart Jar (Optional)
  • Water


  1. Wash & Drain Green Beans; remove ends & strings from beans. Cut / Snap Green Beans to desired size.
  2. Pack the Fresh Green Beans into Jars (Fresh Pack Method), leaving a 1" headspace in the jar.
  3. Boil Water in a Kettle & add hot water to each jar, leaving a 1" headspace in the jar. (Add Canning Salt if desired).
  4. Use Bubble Removal Tool (or chopstick works well too) to remove any bubbles from the jars by sliding along the sides of the Green Beans inside each jar.
  5. Wipe rims of jars and place lid/ring on each jar, finger tightening the ring.
  6. Add water (Amount is as recommended by Manufacturer of canner) & canning tray to bottom of pressure canner.
  7. Place jars into Pressure Canner for processing.
  8. Let the pressure canner come up to pressure, once steam is released in a steady stream x 10 min from the release stem, place weight onto stem (or adjust temperature until gauge is to desired psi); add 10 Lb weight/gauge reading value as necessary based on your altitude.
  9. Process for 20 min (Pint Jars) or 25 min (Quart Jars).
  10. Once processing is complete, let the canner release all the pressure, then remove its weight & lid and let the jars sit in the pressure canner for about 5 minutes.
  11. Transfer jars to a towel/dish drying mat for 12-24 hours for cooling and sealing. Listen for the pings as they seal! In 12-24 hours, you can remove the rings, making sure the jars all sealed, label jars and place in a cool, dry place for storage. 50-70 degrees is optimal.
  12. If any jars did not seal, place them in the refrigerator for enjoying now!

Never pressure canned before? Don’t be intimidated! You can watch this weight style pressure canner in action, using the Fresh Pack Method with the Mirro Cooktop Pressure Canner. As shown in the video above, you will see how easy it is to do yourself!

This Is A Great Way To Preserve Green Beans. Keep Fresh tasting produce on your shelf!

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