How to Can Dry Beans

Low acid foods, like most veggies, ready made recipes and meats all require pressure canning to keep them safe.
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How to Can Dry Beans

Unread post by Farmfresh » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:55 pm

Here is a video I found on the subject.

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Re: How to Can Dry Beans

Unread post by Farmfresh » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:13 pm

Have any of you tried this?
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Re: How to Can Dry Beans

Unread post by Old Fashioned » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:26 am

I haven't yet, but is on my ever growing to do list.

Her process seems simple enough. I've also heard on a couple of FB canning groups about whether to pre-soak the beans like she does or not before canning. From what I understand, whether you pre-soak or not, the beans still come out cooked & ready to go. I guess it comes down to personal preference.
I've also seen where some people will prepare the ham bone broth and use that for the liquid, along with any additional seasonings when canning to give extra flavor and skip a couple of later steps. |em22|


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Unread post by Farmfresh » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:30 pm

That sounds like a great idea for the broth.
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Re: How to Can Dry Beans

Unread post by Farmfresh » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:07 am

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Re: How to Can Dry Beans

Unread post by patriceinil » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:40 pm

I’ve canned great northern beans from dry beans but as a soup not just plain beans. I didn’t presoak the beans, they were rinsed and added to the jar. IIRC I used 1 cup dry beans per quart jar, I added ham, onion, celery, carrot, seasonings and chicken soup base to each jar along with water. I processed them in the PC for 90 minutes. They came out great, the beans were tender not mushy. I can look for the recipe if anyone wants it.

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Re: How to Can Dry Beans

Unread post by Rhodie Ranch » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:56 pm

why would we can dry beans? I vac pac them.

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Re: How to Can Dry Beans

Unread post by patriceinil » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:18 pm

So that they are cooked and ready to use like buying canned beans.

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Unread post by Farmfresh » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:40 pm

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Re: How to Can Dry Beans

Unread post by Old Fashioned » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:53 am

I've done some beans too. Ham & bean soup with onion & garlic, plain beans in water and some pintos with bacon, onion & garlic for refried. I don't soak, just put everything in the jar and process, they come out fully cooked and ready to go. Just heat & eat. Makes a lot of difference in overall cooking time.

About the only downside with raw beans vs presoak, is they absorb all or nearly all the liquid in the jars. Except the ham & bean soup done in quarts, where I used about 1/2 cup beans (measurement for pints) that left enough room to still have soup.


I had even done a few jars with a ham hock stuffed in each jar. We've already eaten those and they were great...….but I don't think I'll do that again cause it was too much hassle cramming that hock in there & getting it out.

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