Tuesday, February 23, 2016

How To Make Hot Or Sweet Pepper Relish

Hot Or Sweet Pepper Relish This is my Grandmother's recipe. You want a total of seven pounds of bell peppers before you clean them to make sweet relish. To make hot relish, substitute one or more pounds of bell peppers with hot peppers. In the video we used one pound of hot peppers and six pounds of bell peppers and the relish was medium hot, of coarse the type of hot peppers you use does make a huge difference. This recipe makes approx. 6 pints. 3 1/2 pounds green bell peppers (approx 12 peppers) 3 1/2 pounds red bell peppers (approx 12 peppers} 3 pounds yellow or sweet onions Brine 2 cups sugar 1 pint apple cider vinegar 1 cup water 1 1/2 tbs salt 1 tsp dry mustard powder 3/4 tsp celery seed 3/4 tsp turmeric Grind onions & peppers into a 6 quart sauce pot. Then drain out liquid into the sink using a colander. Put the onions & peppers back into the 6 quart pan and pour already boiling water into the pan, enough to cover the onion & peppers. Then put a lid on the pan and let it sit 10 minutes . After 10 minutes drain out the liquid again into the sink. Put the onions & peppers back into the 6 quart pan and cover again with more boiling water. Put on the lid and let it sit another 10 minutes. After 10 minutes dump it into the colander and this time use a plate to squeeze out the water. Leave the onions & peppers in the colander to drain in the sink. While the onions & peppers drain mix the rest of the ingredients in the 6 quart pan. Put the pan on medium high heat and stir until sugar is dissolved, then add onions & peppers and mix well. Cover and bring to a boil stirring occasionally. When it comes to a boil turn it down to a simmer. Cook covered for 15 minutes stirring occasionally. When time is up remove from heat. Put into hot sterilized canning jars and process for 15 minutes.

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