Today I picked a bunch of green beans so that I could freeze for soup this winter. My hubby makes the best tasting Veggie Soup!
Step by Step instructions on how to freeze green beans:
Wash the beans
Cut off the the tips
Cut into bite size - I like to cut diagonal
Place in boiling water for about 4 minutes
(I use my pasta boiler)
The heating and cooling process is called blanching
While beans are cooking get your bowl of ice water ready
I also take this time to write on my bags
Pour beans in a bowl of ice water and let the beans cool off
When cool drain the beans
Place beans in dated bags - make sure there is not a lot of air in the bags - seal and freeze.
I got 3 quarts of beans out of today's picking. If you don't have a garden you can purchase bulk beans at many farmer's markets and local farmers. Great way to have healthy organic veggies all year round ~ at very cheap prices!