When we first started getting green beans from the garden, I did not have enough to fill the canner so I froze them. If they are small and tender, they are so good stir fried in a little olive oil, salt and garlic powder.
To freeze, I leave them whole. After washing them and cutting the ends off, I blanch, cool, drain and put them in freezer bags. A quart makes 3 good servings.
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How do you prepare yellow beans for freezing?
By Nancy P.
I would do it the same way as for the green beans.
Can green beans be frozen until enough are collected to then can?
No once they have been froze you can't can them they would be way to soft and mushey.
I prefer canned to frozen but if you do not have enough I would freeze them, so they won't go to waste.
As long as you don't cook them before you freeze them you will be fine. Think of frozen green beans from the store. When they thaw they are practally raw and they have even been blanched a little.
Never heard of canning something that's been frozen. If you are going to can anything it should be as fresh as possible. I can't see going to all that work and having something you probably will not be able to eat. You might try canning another vegetable with the same process time to fill up your canner.
How do I freeze small batches of green beans?
By June from MS
How do I freeze fresh green beans?
Clean them and put them in a pot of boiling water for 1-2 minutes - this is blanching - it will seal in their green color. After taking them from pot, put them in a ice water bath. Drain, dry them with paper towels, place them on cookie sheets and freeze.
I do it the same way by blanching. Only after they dry I toss into the baggies. But I like the idea of freezing them on a baking sheet first.
Can you freeze green beans after they have been frozen?
By Donna H
I froze green beans one year. During the blanching I added a pinch of baking soda to take out the bitter taste that my mother-in-law told me they would have due to the freezer drying them. I placed them in plastic bags. Come winter, they were bitter and we couldn't eat them. What happened?
By Missy C
How do you prepare green beans for the freezer, without them going mushy?
By Wendy B
No matter whose frozen green beans I have tried, I have never had mushy ones, but they have always, been tough or basically like they only partially cooked.
Whats the best way to freeze green beans so they will taste fresh?
My opinion of frozen green beans isn't real great. Taste wise they are OK, but no matter how they are frozen, whether home frozen or purchased, they are tough. When I had a garden I always canned the green beans for that reason.
I want to freeze fresh green beans. How do I?
Blanch the beans for three minutes. As soon as the blancing is done immediately give the beans an ice water bath to stop the cooking process. Pat beans dry, place in zip lock freezer bags and remove as much air from the freezer bags as possible because both patting dry and removing air help to reduce freezer burn.
How do I freeze green beans from the garden?
By Cindy S
Drop green beans in boiling water for a 3 minutes. They will turn bright green, the scoop out and put in cold water. Then a couple minutes later, put them in a colander to drain.
Do you freeze Pole beans the same way as String beans?
By gale barber from Murphy, NC
Yes, good luck.