Recipe: Dill Beans

August 28, 2016 | Recipes

When you think of string beans, the green variety probably comes to mind. But did you know yellow beans, prepared with dill, is a very popular summertime treat in the Amanas? They can be enjoyed year round when canned!

Kater Bohnen – Dill Beans

Yellow string beans
4 ½ cups water
½ cup vinegar
¼ cup salt

Wash beans, string, and cook in salted water until tender. Drain. Combine water, vinegar, and salt in above proportions, bring to boil and pour over beans which have been packed into glass jars. Put a head of dill in top of jar and seal.


This recipe is from the Amana Colony Recipes cookbook, and is reprinted with permission of the Homestead Welfare Club. Zuber’s is located in Homestead and we serve our guests traditional recipes such as these.

The book is a collection of traditional Amana Colonies recipes and features family-size recipes of the foods prepared and served in the Amana villages for over a century. The recipes were compiled by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Homestead Welfare Club. To purchase a copy of the book, please contact Elaine Zuber at or 319-622-3099.

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