Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hot Pepper Relish

This really was not to hard to make. The time was in the chopping, but I suppose if you have one of those fancy food processors that chop, it would have made quick work of it. I didn't even try to remove the seeds unless it was a good ball of them. What I was worried about while making the relish was making it to hot. I love hot, but not uneatable hot. I also didn't want them to be to sweet, just enough to take the edge off. Part of the trick for me was the type of peppers and how many I used. I made 12 one half pints. This was really about 3 good quarts of peppers and a couple of onions chopped up. I used about 5 different types of peppers. I used about 1/2 sweet bananas, the other half were green chiles and such, but I only used a dozen jalepeno's in the red stage. You can see the bits of red in the jars.


3 quarts of chopped peppers
2 large chopped onions
3 cups vinegar
2 cups sugar
2 tbsp. salt

Cover peppers and onions`with water and bring to a boil. As soon as it starts to boil pull it off the burner and let it set for 5 minutes. Drain off the water and add the vinegar, sugar and salt. Bring to a gentle boil for 5 minutes. Spoon into hot sterilized jars and seal. Put them back into the canner and process for 10 minutes for 1/2 pint jars. 15 minutes for pint size. Cool on a rack in a place with no draft. You will begin to hear the lids pop as they suck onto the jar.

Happy Gardening!!


  1. How do you get red jalapeno peppers? Mine always turned woody. I ever seldom seen a red one in my garden. Your recipe sounds awesome and I want to.make some. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I find that when I grow my peppers in more tropical type conditions, like in filtered shade and heavy organic matter they will actually perform better for me. You know it is soooo HOT in Texas and when I have them in full sun a lot of them will go woody too. Hope you enjoy Anna!!! xox

  2. Looks delish but no mention of when to add cucumbers? Do they boil for awhile before jarring them up or they only cool in the water bath? When you said you didn't worry about seeds did you mean you used cucumber seeds and all or didn't worry about pepper seeds? I'm ready to go and read the recipe over many times and it looks like something's missing. I can't wait to hear the true version before I start the water to boil.

    1. Hi Georgann! I'm so sorry but this recipe is for peppers only. No cucumbers. I didn't worry of the pepper seeds in this recipe. xo