Ulog 76: Using My New Pressure Cooker To Make Canned Pinto Beans

in powerhousecreatives •  last month  (edited)

After days and days of research, I discovered the basic recipe for pressure canning pinto beans are all the same!

Three ingredients... that's it!

Those of you are familiar with, and have used a pressure canner, know what I'm talking about. I can see why canning beans is the highest recommended starter recipe for prssure canners and cookers.

The biggest factor is deciding if you will pressure can the beans in the no-soak method... or not. I chose the no-soak method as it did appear to be the easiest.

No Soak Method

This is when you don't soak the beans overnight or prior to canning them.
All I did was pour the amount of raw beans needed for the pint size jars.

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I've already made some canned baked beans and now today I am canning up some pinto beans for future dinners and easy prep for "Taco Night". For now I only did eight pints of pinto beans; once I know and have perfected to recipe I'll make a larger batch.

How I Did It

  • 1/2 cup of pinto beans per pint jar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or canning salt
  • Enough hot water to cover beans but leaving an inch head space at the top of the jars

Rinse the beans and remove any that look suspicious or if you see little pebbles. Add the beans, then the salt. Do not add salt first as it may have a tendency to stick to the bottom of the jar. Top the jar off with hot water.
Wipe the jars down with a cloth and vinegar, then put on the seal and tighten the rings with your fingers. DO NOT over tighten

Put the filled jars and required amount of water inside the pressure canner according to manufacturers' instructions.

Pressure can time AND PSI requirements:

  • PINT is 75 minutes
  • QUART is 90 minutes
  • PSI #10

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I took this image as soon as the jars were out of the pressure canner and I could see the bubbles moving all around inside; difficult to see in the picture though.

Now I can't wait until we have zucchini boat tacos this weekend to try out the beans! I'll be making some refried beans to go along with the meal.

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Looks great! I don't currently have a pressure cooker or canner, but I'll keep this idea in mind since I'm hopefully getting one soon! Thanks for the recipe :)

I love beans and will make a note of this. You are always posting great ideas.

Nothing better than canning! After a weekend of massive canning I loved looking at all of the wonder veggies and beans I had canned. It's a great feeling isn't it @goldendawne. Great investment!

Yay! Off and running with the new canner!

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I never heard of the no soak method. I might just have to tell my wife about this. It would be great to have one more home canned food on the shelf.

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So convenient for making fast meals later!

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Maybe you can send a jar this way hahaha
We had a pressure cooker when I was a child, but the thing blew its lid of and I haven't come near a pressure cooker ever again. Just the thing's wheeze gives me goosies hahaha
Blessings!