Green Bean Pickles

Pickled Green Beans(makes 8 pint jars)

5 c white distilled vinegar
5 c water
1/2 c pickling salt
4 lbs fresh green beans
4 tsp mustard seed
4 tsp coriander seeds
8 dill heads
8 tsp fresh dill
8 large garlic cloves
4 tsp red pepper flakes
8 fresh grape leaves

1.  Soak fresh grape leaves in cool water for 8 hrs or overnight. Drain.
2.  Prepare green beans. Wash and trim to stand upright in pint jars, leaving 1/2 inch space at the top.
3.  Sterilize 8 pint jars and lids; wide mouth jars work best for this application.
4.  Put 1/2 tsp mustard seed, 1/2 tsp coriander seeds, 1 dill head, 1 tsp fresh dill, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes and 1 garlic clove in each jar.
5.  Pack about a 1/2 lb of prepared green beans, standing on end into each pint jar.
6.  In a non-reactive pot combine vinegar, water and salt.  Bring to a boil.  Pour boiling liquid over beans, leaving 1/2 inch head room and cover the top with a grape leaf.  Wipe down jar rims and add lids.  Process 7 minutes in boiling water bath.

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