Freezing green beans is super easy. When you have an over abundance of green beans that you can not use right away the best thing to do is freeze green beans.
If you have a You pick Farm near you, plant your own green beans at home or you find a great deal on them freezing fresh green beans is a great way to save money. Plus it makes for awesome tasting veggies all year long!
The process of freezing green beans is super simple. So simple in fact that you could easily put the kids to work doing it!
How to Freeze Fresh Green Beans
Freezing fresh green beans Supplies:
- Fresh Green Beans
- Pot of boiling water
- Large bowl with ice water (cold water with ice cubes in it you want a LOT of ice cubes, you want the water to be SUPER cold)
- quart sized freezer bags
Freezing fresh green beans Directions:
- boil a pot of water – You are going to want a BIG pot if you are doing a lot of them. But you can also do them in smaller batches if you need to.
- Cut green beans into bite sized pieces (I cut mine to about an inch long each)
- Put green beans in boiling water and leave in the water for 5 minutes
- remove green beans from boiling water with a strainer spoon (the one with the slots) and put into a bowl of ice water
- Remove from cold water and put into freezer bags
- Label bags with the date
- Put into freezer (make sure you lay them flat)
Green Bean Recipes to try!
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