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How do you can dried beans?


According to the National Center for Home Food Preservation, to can dried beans an average of 5 pounds is needed per canner load of 7 quarts. Select dry, mature seeds and sort out any discolored seeds.
 

Place dried beans or peas in a large pot and cover with water. Soak 12 to 18 hours in a cool place. Drain water. To quickly hydrate beans, you may cover sorted and washed beans with boiling water in a saucepan. Boil 2 minutes, remove from heat, soak 1 hour and drain. Cover beans soaked by either method with fresh water and boil 30 minutes. Add teaspoon of salt per pint or 1 teaspoon per quart to the jar, if desired. Fill jars with beans or peas and cooking water, leaving 1-inch headspace.
 

Adjust lids and process as recommended. Refer to http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/how/can_04/beans_peas_shelled.html to find processing times based on different methods of canning.
 

 

Source: National Center for Home Food Preservation

 

 

Answered by Jessica Kovarik, RD, LD, Extension Associate, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri Extension

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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