Green beans always seem to grow like crazy in the garden, and then need to be harvested all at the same time. It’s a good problem to have, right? You want to freeze green beans to preserve them, but it’s way too much work, right? Wrong! If you want to know how to freeze green beans the lazy way and with no blanching… then keep reading!
Even on my worst garden years, we still have a bumper crop of green beans. They are seriously indestructible. We keep an organic garden, and love growing organic green beans. We compost all of our scraps and add the compost to the garden to keep our soil rich and full of nutrients. Hence – a bountiful harvest! There’s only so many green beans we can eat, so preserving them is a must.
I’ve always heard you have to blanch green beans to preserve them. Who has that kind of time and energy? Certainly not me! Guess what! You can freeze and preserve green beans without blanching. Like a seriously Captain Lazy Pants kind of way.
I have a kneeling bench. But sometimes, you just need to plop a squat and make it happen. Pro Tip – harvest the green beans into a colander so that you can rinse them without transferring. Crazy, I know, right?!?
Are you ready for this? Rinse the beans. Dry thoroughly. If they are wet, they will form ice crystals.
And seal in a freezer safe bag. That’s it. Seriously. Get out the sharpie and write the date if you want.
Want to see the process in action? Check out our video on YouTube!
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