Are these beans suitable for canning?
January 8, 2013 10:58 AM Subscribe
I have a recipe for cold beans soaked in oil and vinegar that I make all the time. Could I can these beans, so that I don't have to prepare them every day?
posted by k8lin to Food & Drink (10 answers total)
I make a lot of salads, and I like them to be protein-rich. To that end, I mix my dressing -- lemon olive oil, regular olive oil, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, fresh garlic, italian herbs, salt, and pepper - along with a can of rinsed giant butter beans. While I assemble the salad, I let the beans soak, and then I pour the beans and the dressing they're soaking in on the top of the salad.
Could I can these beans? Would this make the beans too soppy and gross? It's high-acid, so I assume it would can well. I've never canned before -- would the process mess up my beans somehow?
I've thought about making a big batch of dressing ahead of time, and then just soaking the beans on the go, but something about pulling out a can of beans that is already dressed is really appealing to me.