Pressure Cooker

Asked August 19, 2019, 2:48 PM EDT

During process of string beans, the pressure cooker overring did not seal. Therefore, the beans did not process for the correct amount of time but they did seal. So, my question is are the beans safe to eat? (The beans did not process under pressure they boiled for 15 minutes).

Waldo County Maine

1 Response

No they are not. They need to process for the specific amount of time at the specific pressure based on your altitude. If you just did them, you could cool them and freeze them. If they were done more than a few hours ago, there is the potential for botulism growth. You cannot smell, taste for see bacterial growth.