15 Quarts of Freezer Green Beans

The bushel box is empty and I ended up with 15 quarts of green beans for the fall/winter.  The total cost was $12 for the beans and $2 for the freezer bags. Each bag is under $1 and where can you buy fresh green beans for under a buck in the winter. It took about 3 1/2 hours to string and break the beans with a little help from hubbie and my 8 year-old for about thirty minutes. So I think it would take about 4 hours totally on my own. 

Even the flash frozen steamed green beans cost over a dollar. So I’m excited to have fresh beans all winter long.

15 quarts = a labor of love.


Oh, and I have my first green thumb, not from growing them, but from breaking hundreds of them :)

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  1. Margaret Reynolds says:

    Did you have to do anything to the beans before freezing them?

    • I did not add anything to this batch of beans that I tried, but I will warn you it had a freezer taste, but it can be cooked out with olive oil or even better for those who like bacon or the old-fashioned fat back way would take the taste away. I recall using olive oil and it helped a lot. I’d probably stick to the parboil method if you aren’t using a seasoning when cooking the green beans. I hope that helps!

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