So yesterday I picked [what I think was] the last batch of green beans from my veggie garden. I ended up with just enough beans to fill a little mason jar. So naturally, I decided to make some pickles!
Spicy pickled beans are absolutely irresistible. When I worked as a bartender back home in the Pontiac, customers would often order a Caesar solely for the spicy beans that came with it.
My recipe made just enough to fill a small mason jar, but if you want to make a bigger batch just double it.
- Fresh green beans (enough to fill jar)
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp whole peppercorns
- 1 heaping tsp sea salt
- 2 sprigs fresh dill
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1/2 tsp chili flakes (Didn’t have any for my batch, please do add some to yours)
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp sriracha sauce
- Filtered water
Fill your jar with beans, add dill, bay leaf and garlic. In a cup, mix together the vinegar, sriracha, herbs and spices. Pour into the jar, and fill the rest with water. Seal the jar (make sure that it has a plastic rim), and shake it. Let pickle in the fridge for a about a week for crispy delicious beans.
Should keep for about 1 to 2 months in the fridge.