Ok I have found a recipe to fresh pack green butter beans.... can I put a piece of smoked fatback in the jar before presaure canning? I have searched and searched this site and can't find anything close. I usually freeze them but I would like to stop using the freezer so much. My MIL doesn't like canned butter beans but I am thinking if they are fresh or raw packed with the fatback all you would have to do is warm them. ANY ideas would be great. TOTALY new to the canning world.....can you tell?