Spicy Pickled Green Beans: 1# green beans, trimmed, 3 cups white vinegar, 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced, 2 Tbs coarse salt, 1 Tbs black pepper corns, 2 tsp sugar, 2 dried red chilies (or substitute 1/4 - 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes. Adjust peppers to your taste). Directions: Put green beans and garlic in a clean jar. In a saucepan, bring remaining ingredients to a boil. Pour liquid into jar, seal closed and let cool to room temperature before refrigerating.
For sandwiches! 1 lb. banana peppers (about 10) 3 cups white vinegar (5% acidity) 2 cups water 2 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon sugar 1 garlic clove per jar, minced - 1 lb. of banana peppers filled roughly 2 quart sized mason jars Fill jars with peppers and garlic, removing seeds and ribs Heat ingredients until salt and sugar dissolves. Let cool, then add to jars. Let pickle at least 24 hours.