How to Freeze Green Beans

I have these lovely local heirloom beans in my garden.  They start of green and then turn a pretty yellow color when they are ready to pick.  My family loves to eat them (I even eat them raw, without cooking them).  However, one bush creates a lot more than we can eat in a reasonable amount of time.  So, I sought out how to freeze them with the least amount of work possible while still maintaining their color, texture, and taste.  I don’t see any reason to blanch them if you use this method, as long as you reheat them with water, they should taste great.  Here’s the steps for how to freeze green beans without blanching:

Step #1: Pick and Wash

Dry as well as possible before bagging up.

Step #2 Chop

Chop of the top and bottom of the bean and then cut beans in half for bite sized pieces.

Step #3: Freeze

Simply put in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 6 months.  You can keep adding beans later as you pick them!

Please post a comment if you have any questions and I would be happy to answer them to the best of my ability.  Thanks for looking and good luck with your gardening this year!  Sorry about the somewhat blurry photos.  My camera’s memory card broke and i had to use my cell phone which at least is consistent about one thing – blurry photos.

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