Whether you are a canned beans lover or probably have a whole bunch of beans in your backyard – learning to can is a great investment. You no longer have to worry what to do with your excess beans or you can have a steady supply of canned beans for sharing, gifting or snack cravings. Having easy access to them is also a godsend for when you don’t have much time to prepare a full-on meal.
These different recipes for canning beans that we’ve gathered are all you need to can your own pantry full of beans.
How To Pressure Can Green Beans
The Raw-Pack Method is exactly as it sounds. You pack raw food into jars and then can them (with a pressure canner). No pre-cooking or heating needed. This works wonderfully well with green beans.
Farmstand Spicy Dilly Beans
Perfect for snacking and even MORE perfect in a bloody mary.
Via Shrinking Kitchen
Canning Dry Beans
If you are starting from scratch, expect to soak them overnight, and then cook them for several hours. It’s not a complicated process, but it definitely makes deciding to have refried beans for supper at the last minute pretty much impossible.
Renee's BBQ Beans
This recipe is close to Bush’s baked beans – so if you’re not interested in buying, you can can your own! Get it?
Via Canning Homemade
Quick Pickled Beans
This may look like a boring or odd snack, but if you are one of those people who love eating the pickle almost as much as the sandwich it came beside, this is the snack for you!
Via It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
Canning Pinto Beans
Canned Beans are easy to make as far as canning foods go and they are a great healthy addition to so many meals. Unlike many canned foods that you are canning so you are preserving them to last longer, canned beans you are canning to have a quick ready-made meal.
How To Can Beans The Nourishing Way
Canned foods are often inferior to their fresh counterparts… But not when it comes to beans! Beans are frugal, nourishing, and digestible — because they can be easily soaked before canning. This means you don't have to sacrifice nutrition on those need-to-get-dinner-on-the-table-now nights.
Dilly Bean Recipe
This recipe is a love child of Food In Jars’s and Pick Your Own’s with an added extra garlic clove to each bottle and Thai chiles.
Via Foodie Crush
Canning White Bean Chicken Chili
This meal MUST be canned in a pressure canner. It cannot be canned in a boiling water bath canner. It contains meat, beans and vegetables and these are all low acid foods. All low acid foods must be canned in a pressure canner.
How To Can Baked Beans
A big part of living frugally is making your own convenience food, and this recipe for how to can baked beans fits this bill perfectly, especially for those of us who need to use gluten-free recipes, and on those too-busy-to-think-about-dinner days. They give you the ability to have dinner on the table in five minutes flat. I mean, seriously – how can you beat that?
Via Frugal Farm Wife
Canning Navy Bean & Ham Soup
This recipe is perfect for fall and winter after canning all these in the summer!
Canned Pork and Beans
Here is another canning beans recipe that you will surely enjoy.This is a sweeter type version of beans and you can eliminate the “pork” part of this recipe if you prefer.
Canned Barbecue Beans
Smoky, spicy, saucy- they taste like beans that have baked for hours upon hours in the oven rather than beans poured from a jar that sat in the basement. These beans alone are reason enough to justify the price of a new pressure canner even if they’re the only thing you ever make in it.
Homemade Canned Boston Baked Beans
These sweetened baked beans are perfect with toast or just anytime you want a filling meal or snack.
Pressure Canning Green Beans with Bacon
Green beans with bacon make a yummy side dish not to mention a great starter for green bean casserole.
Via Canning Diva
Cuban Style Black Beans
These pressure canned Cuban style black beans are a great pantry staple for quick use in any black bean soup or rice and bean recipe. So good and so flavorful!
Canned Cranberry Beans
This recipe is delicious. The processing basically cooks the beans with the chicken stock, olive oil, wine, garlic, and marjoram.
Via Denver Post Blog
Garlic Spiced Canned Pickled Beans
A recipe and tutorial for home-canned pickled beans flavored with mustard seeds, garlic, and red pepper flakes. A perfect balance of spice, salt, and sweet for salads, antipasto plates, appetizers, and snacks.
Sweet and Hot Pickled Green Beans
Just a bit of sweetness and heat to make this pickled green beans perfect as a side or snack.
Via Gazing In
Canning Black Beans
If you normally cook and freeze black beans, you might consider canning some of them, too. In case you lose power, your freezer food can spoil but canned goodies won't, also if we have no power you can feed your family the canned beans without needing to cook.
Via Recipes We Love
Pressure Canning “Bush” Beans
The one thing I and everyone else in America loves is the Bush Beans and I think this recipe came pretty close to duplicating them..
Blue Ribbon Green Beans
A canning recipe passed down from mother to daughter. These are easy to do and should be a go-to habit for those who grow beans in their garden or backyard.
Via Mrs. Wage
Did you find these recipes for canning beans helpful? If you haven’t tried canning before, these might be all you need to push you in the right direction.