Sweet and sour green beans

lyndapaz(6)October 10, 2013

My grandmother used to can the most wonderful green beans. They were sweet and sour, but not pickled. Much weaker vinegar flavor than pickles. I was wondering if there is any reason that I cannot add vinegar and sugar to green beans process according to the PC instructions for green beans? It seems to me that should be okay, but wanted to check first.

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readinglady(z8 OR)

No reason whatsoever. Adding vinegar to green beans was a common old-fashioned practice. As long as you follow current processing guidelines you can add however much vinegar and sugar you wish.

Carol

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 12:38AM
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thatcompostguy

You could use a three bean salad recipe, which has both sugar and vinegar in it and the beans come out great. And you can BWB it.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 9:00AM
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lyndapaz(6)

Thanks Carol and Chris. I think the 3 bean salad recipe is much too vinegary for what I'm trying to replicate. I'll experiement with the amount of sugar and vinegar and then PC.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 10:01AM
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myfamilysfarm

For me, the correct sweet/sour taste comes from equal amounts of sugar versus vinegar, if that helps.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2013 at 10:09AM
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