Tuesday, August 27, 2013

My Families Mustard Bean Recipe

I grew up on mustard beans as one of the nightly pickled side dish  on the supper table. My aunt Marjorie made these along with my aunt Ruthie. They taught me at a young age to make them and as a young child I did not like them. But by my teen years I adorable them.

I wanted to share my Aunts recipe with you, and maybe this might be one you will add to your canning recipes too.


Mustard Beans

2qts string beans (I use yellow) cook until tender
3 pounds white sugar
1/4 cup dry mustard
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1TBSP turmeric
1TBSP celery salt
6 cups vinegar
4 cups water or less depends on how strong you like them.
Make sauce and pour over beans, bring to a boil. Fill jars and put in a hot water canner for 15 minutes

We also love mustard pickles..... :)


  1. Thanks for sharing this! They sound like they would be really good. I hope to remember this next summer and give them a try. Enjoy your day and God bless.

  2. I have never had mustard beans. They do sound good. Isn't it funny how childhood recipes can make you feel so warm inside!