Friday, November 4, 2011

Green Tomato Relish Recipe

Green Tomato Relish 
48 small tomatoes (2 - 2 1/2" diameter) (I used about 10 large) to = 2 qt.ground
8 green bell peppers (medium size)  I used 2 very large 
2 red bell peppers (optional) (I used 1 very large)
10 medium onions (I used 5 large)
2 tsp salt
5 cup sugar
5 cups cider vinegar
3 Tbs celery seed*
2 Tbs dry mustard* (I used mustard seed*)
2 Tbs turmeric
1 Tbs minced garlic

Grind all the veggies. (I used the medium blade)
(I put them into a strainer to drain the juice because there is enough juice from the vinegar and cooking.  But if you like alot of juice then leave it in).
Combine sugar, vinegar and spices, bring to a boil.
Add ground veggies and garlic. Simmer 20 minutes.

Seal in sterilized pint jars and process in hot water bath for 5 minutes.  

Recipe says it makes 10 pints - 
With what I used and draining the liquid it made 8+ pints.  (my canner will only hold 8 pints so I reduced the amount of veggies so I would not have to do 2 batches!) 

Uses - I like it in place of 'store bought' pickle relish, or poured over a block of cream cheese and to serve with crackers for a buffet table or appetizer. 

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1 comment:

papel1 said...

Sure sounds tasty, but looks like a lot of work.