How to Pressure Can Dry Beans

Canned beans can be a life saver when it comes to preparing frugal meals.

Learn how to can your own dry beans for much cheaper than you can buy canned beans at the store!


Pinto Beans Water Salt Vinegar

Prepare/Cook your beans

Place pinto beans in a large pot and cover with water by about 2 inches. Bring beans to a boil for two minutes,then remove from heat and let sit for one hour before draining.

Add water to your pressure canner

Fill up your pressure canner with water according to the canner instructions and heat until softly boiling.

Wash your jars, lids, and rings

While your water is coming to a boil, wash jars and rings thoroughly. Put both aside until you are ready to use them.

Fill your jars with your prepared beans

One-by-one remove the jars and fill them with beans, leaving 1 inch of headspace. Add 1/2 tsp. salt per pint hot jar (1 tsp. if you are filling quarts), if desired.

Put the jars in the canner

Once all of your jars are filled, wiped, topped with lids and secured with rings, you are ready to fill your canner.

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