If you've been spoiled like me eating fresh
green beans and dread the end of the season and going back to factory frozen or
canned green beans, you should know that freezing green beans is the easiest way
to have them year round.
people prefer to freeze green beans as opposed to canning them. Freezing is much
less time consuming and requires fewer tools. Canning requires jars, lids, and
a pressure cooker along with having to boil the jars and lids prior to using them.
It can be a bit of work. Freezing green beans requires a pot to boil the water,
a bowl for ice water and freezer bags, or a foodsaver.
beans will last between 12 and 18 months in the freezer.
is accomplished in a few very simple steps.
the freshest green beans you can find.
2) Rinse your green beans
in cool water. Drain.
3) Cut the ends of the beans off. Cut the
beans to whatever length you prefer.
4) Put the green beans into
rapidly boiling water, cover the pot and boil them for 3 minutes. (You can re-use
this water three to five times - but make sure it's brought back to a rolling
5) Use a large slotted spoon to remove the green beans
from the boiling water and immediately plunge them into a bowl of ice water to
stop the cooking. Keep them in the ice water for 3 minutes. Drain them well.
6) If you have a FoodSaver a great time to use it is right now. If
you don't, put the green beans into ziplock freezer bags. Make sure you get as
much air out of the ziplock bag as possible to help prevent freezer burn.
Get ready to enjoy farm fesh green beans whenever you want!