Saturday, January 13, 2018

From the Archives: Canning Pinto Beans

Several of us are canning pinto beans and navy beans this month so I thought it would be a good time to repost this oldie, but goodie from the archives ...

How to Can Pinto Beans


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17 comments:

  1. Patsy, does this also work for black beans? Also do you have instructions for pressure canning pint sized jars of beans?

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    1. Yes Rhonda, this also works for dried black beans. For pints it's 10 lbs pressure for 75 minutes.

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    2. Rhonda, one more thing, the salt amount to add to each pint jar is 1/2 teaspoon.

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    3. Thank you, Patsy. I'm new at pressure canning and at preparing dry beans, so I appreciate these instructions!

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    4. Rhonda, in my opinion they are one of the easiest things to can. I canned 7 more quarts of navy beans this afternoon. If you have any more questions feel free to ask.

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  2. Dear Patsy,
    I would like to do this someday, but we moved into a house with a glass cook top stove. We actually canned 6 quarts of bone broth today but we had to drive down to my father-in-law's (who lives on the same property) so we could use his stove! That is one of the things on our list to save up for, but it probably won't be this year. Oh well, we'll just make do until then!
    Love, Kelsey

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    1. Kelsey, when we had to replace our stove a couple of years ago my one requirement was that it was NOT a glass top! Love your attitude of making do!

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    2. Kelsey- I have an LG glass top stove and I can use my Presto 23 quart pressure canner with no problem! That brand of pressure canner is made so that the bottom fits perfectly with my burner! I've been canning regularly for about 5 years!

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    3. Kelsey, you could buy a single burner electric hot plate to use for canning in the mean time. It will also allow you to do your canning anywhere you want, as long as you have an electrical outlet. That means in the hot summer, you could potentially avoid heating up your kitchen and house while canning all those fresh picked veggies. Just a thought!

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    4. Thanks for the tips, ladies! I was originally going to try it on the glass top until I brought my canner out of storage. I had forgotten how heavy it is! It is the All-American 21.5 quart, which weighs 20 lbs when empty. My husband said to just try it until I filled it and had him lift it! So I am not sure it would work on a portable burner (I'm not sure how much weight they can take?) although it is a good idea and I will look into it.
      Love, Kelsey

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  3. I do my dry beans without any pre soaking ahead of time. Just put 1/2 cup of dry beans into a pint jar, 1/2 teaspoon of salt into the jar and fill the jar with hot water up to an nachos of the top. Put ours and rings on and pressure can at 11 pounds pressure for 75 minutes ! I even can different varieties of dry beans at the same time, since with the second canning shelf for the canner, I can process 16 pints at one time! This week I canned 8 pints of kidney beans and 8 pints of black beans in the same batch! Easy-peasy!!!

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    1. I've used this method too gardenpat and it is easy peasy. Why do you do 11 pounds of pressure, is it because of your altitude?

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    2. Not sure, Patsy. That's what the original recipe called for and that's the pressure I use for all my meats/veg.

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    3. gardenpat, it's interesting that some books say 10 lbs and others say 11 lbs, it must have to do with altitudes. I don't know what else it could be. I think I'll do some research and see if I can find an answer.

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  4. I had run out so I canned 18 pints of kidney beans yesterday. They will be used for chili and red beans & rice. I love to can all kinds of dried beans including pinto, great northern, Lima beans & black eyed peas.....Vicky in Ky

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    1. Vicky, dried beans become a quick and easy meal when they're canned don't they???

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    2. I love that we are actually using the dry beans instead of running to the store to buy canned beans or just not using beans at all in our recipes!!!

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