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One Jar Dilly Beans

These snappy, sour and spicy one jar dilly beans will kick up your caesars, liven your charcuterie boards, and serve you well for a cheeky out-of-the-jar snack.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Servings 1 jar


  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp chili pepper flakes
  • 4 dill flowers or 2 tsp dill seeds
  • enough beans to fill the jar less than a pound


  • Sterilize the mason jar in a large pot of water by boiling it in water for five minutes. Keep warm. If you are using a mason jar lid, sterilize it by pouring boiling water over it in a bowl.
  • In a medium saucepan, add the water, vinegar, salt and sugar.
  • Bring everything to a boil in the saucepan and keep it bubbling on medium high for five minutes until the salt and sugar are dissolved.
  • Using tongs, remove the sterilized jar from the pot.
  • Add the chilli flakes, crushed garlic, dill flowers, and the beans to the jar.
  • Funnel the hot brine into the jar making sure that the beans are completely submerged.
  • Screw on the lid and allow to cool before transferring to the fridge.


  • Wait a week before digging into the dilly beans. 
  • To preserve these for the long term, make sure to get out any lurking air bubbles before processing the beans via pressure or water bath. 
Keyword Beans, Pickles