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TOUGH DILLY BEANS #811859

Asked September 22, 2022, 5:08 PM EDT

I HAVE 5 PINTS OF CANNED DILLY BEANS THAT ARE TOUGH. WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO PUT THEM ANOTHER WATER BATH TO MAKE THEM MORE TENDER? WOULD IT BE NECESSARY TO PUT THEM IN NEW CLEAN JARS BEFORE PROCESSING?

Deschutes County Oregon

Expert Response

Unless you processed them within 24 hours it is not safe to reprocess.  I would suggest opening a jar and boiling them in the brine until they are tender to your liking and then refrigerate.  They will keep quite a while in the refrigerator because of all the vinegar in the pickles.

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Nellie Oehler
Nellie Oehler Replied September 22, 2022, 9:36 PM EDT

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