Finally…GOOD frozen green beans!

I have finally achieved edible frozen green beans from my garden!!! All previous attempts were leathery and dehydrated and went straight to the compost.

Here’s what I did:

  • Grew Fortex beans. I also grew Jade II but I haven’t tried those yet.
  • Rinsed and cut into bite-sized lengths. (Ok, tbh I don’t remember if I actually rinsed them…)
  • Put them into vacuum bags RAW. No blanching!
  • Sealed on the “low” vacuum setting.
  • To cook: cover with water in a saucepan, bring to a boil, cook 3 minutes. Drain.
  • Dress with olive oil, garlic powder, and popcorn-worthy levels of salt.

Might also work in regular frezzer bags – I think the keys are the raw pack and reheat method.

Eureka! Just extended our favorite garden veg into the winter!

Published by Emily

I'm an instructional designer and gardener based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Free moments find me in my garden or the forest, hugging trees and all that jazz.

One thought on “Finally…GOOD frozen green beans!

  1. Yummy way of preparing. Very smart way to freeze.

    On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 5:30 PM Eat Close To Home wrote:

    > Emily posted: “I have finally achieved edible frozen green beans from my > garden!!! All previous attempts were leathery and dehydrated and went > straight to the compost. Here’s what I did: Grew Fortex beans. I also grew > Jade II but I haven’t tried those yet. Rinsed an” >

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