How to Can Green Beans with a Pressure Cooker Easily

How to Can Green Beans with a Pressure Cooker Easily

If you have an abundance of green beans from your garden or find fresh green beans cheap at the grocery store, it is incredibly easy to can them with a pressure cooker.

Choose Your Beans

Wash and sort your beans as you want to can only those that are fresh, plump and filled out. You need about a pound for each pint or two pounds for each quart.

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Wash the Beans

Turn on the cold water in the kitchen sink and wash the beans. Cut off the ends of the beans.

Bring Water to a Boil

Place three quarts of water into a large stock pan. Bring the water to a boil.

How to Can Green Beans with a Pressure Cooker Easily

Prepare Your Jars

Place your canning jars in a large pot of water, and bring it to a boil. After the water boils, continue boiling the jars for 10 minutes.

Prepare the Lids

Place the lids in a pan of water. Boil them for 10 minutes.

Place Water in Pressure Canner

Make sure to follow your manufacturer’s directions. Generally, you will want to fill the pressure cooker with three quarts of warm water.

Add Vinegar

Add two tablespoons of vinegar to the water. This stops water stains on the jars.

Maintain Water Temperature

Set the pressure cooker on the stove. Turn the heat on to medium so that the water stays warm.

Pack the Green Beans

Remove one jar from the hot water using tongs. Pack in the green beans until only one inch remains at the top of the jar.

How to Can Green Beans with a Pressure Cooker Easily

Cover with Water

Pour boiling water from the large stock pan over the green beans. Make sure all beans are covered, and there is one inch of space at the top of the jar.

Remove Air Bubbles

Slide a plastic knife down the inside of the jar to remove any air bubbles. Ensure you have one inch at the top and all beans are covered with water.

Wipe Jar Top

Use a clean cloth to wipe the top of the jar. Place on a lid only tightening with your fingers.Place in Pressure CookerUse a jar lifter to place the jars in the hot water in the pressure cooker.

Pressure Cook Beans

Place the lid on the pressure cooker. Turn up the heat until a steady flow of steam is coming through the vent.

Set the Pressure

Set the pressure gauge to 10 pounds and attach to the pressure cooker. Once the gauge begins to rock, cook the beans for 20 minutes for pints and 25 minutes for quarts.


Stop and wait until the pressure returns to zero. Remove the jars to a clean towel and wait until you hear the jars pop.

Most Delicious Pressure Cooker Recipes, Not to be Missed

Most Delicious Pressure Cooker Recipes, Not to be Missed

There are many pressure cooker recipes that can become a part of your healthy diet as this technique of cooking tends to preserves the aromas (and hence the true flavors) of the ingredients you’ve used. Along with that, it makes the raw foods more juicy, not to mention the amount of time it saves you in the kitchen.

Below are 15 of the most popular pressure cooking recipes that will make a great meal for your family any day.

1. Mushroom Risotto in Pressure Cooker – delicious and filling risotto for vegan food lovers, takes 15-20 minutes to cook.

2. Lamb Shanks With Garlic and Port Wine – flavorful dish with tender meat, takes only 30 mins to cook in a pressure cooker instead of 2 hours in case of regular cooking.

3. Hungarian Chicken – be it any kind of chicken, bone-in or boneless – takes 35-40 minutes to cook.

4. Lentil Soup – nutritious, stick-to-ribs beans soup, cooks in 20-30 minutes.

5. Spareribs with Barbecue Sauce – cook for 15 minutes at about 15 pounds pressure.

Most Delicious Pressure Cooker Recipes, Not to be Missed

6. Butternut, Chard & White Bean Soup – fiber-rich soup, cooks in about 45 minutes.

7. Corned Beef and Cabbage – another healthy dish, takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to prepare.

8. Chicken Piccata – lemon-flavored Italian dish served with sauteed green beans, basil and topped with toasted slivered almonds, takes 40-45 minutes to cook.

9. Savory Pot Roast – pressure cooker makes this classic even better, cooked in 1 hour and 20 minutes.

10. Potato Leek Pea Soup – for a quick dose of fresh veggies, takes about 15 minutes to prepare in a pressure cooker.

11. Carnitas – great to be served with tortillas or tacos, takes close to 1.5 hours to pressure cook.

12. Jamaican Oxtail with Broad Beans – for beef oxtail lovers, this Jamaican dish will take you 1 hour and 15 minutes to prepare.

13. Italian Chicken Soup- prepared with chickpeas, fresh spinach and parsley leaves in just 50 minutes.

14. Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Soup – soak navy beans in water overnight (or for 8 hours to be precise) and you can prepare this nutrient rich soup within 1 hour and 15 minutes with the help of a pressure.

15. Teriyaki Chicken – cook this in just 40 minutes and serve hot with rice or spaghetti.

Final thoughts

Who said pressure cooked meals aren’t delicious? If you’ve not tried pressure cookers in your kitchen yet, maybe you should give it a thought. If you are good at experimenting in the kitchen, you can probably put your own twist to the recipes we have shared and surprise your family with flavorful dishes in almost no time. Happy pressure cooking!