Return to the Harvest Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Sweet and sour green beans

Posted by lyndapaz 6 (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 10, 13 at 21:07

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.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Sweet and sour green beans

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.


RE: Sweet and sour green beans

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.

RE: Sweet and sour green beans

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.

RE: Sweet and sour green beans

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

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Harvest Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here