Hot Relish



10 (12-ounce) jars.Prep: 1 hr., 5 min.; Cook: 45 min.Nora HenshawOkemah, Oklahoma

Recipe from

Southern Living


6 large red tomatoes
6 large green tomatoes
3 large onions
1 large red bell pepper
2 cups sugar
3 cups white vinegar (5% acidity)
1/3 cup black peppercorns, cracked
2 to 3 jalapeño peppers, finely chopped
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon ground pepper


Chop first 4 ingredients coarsely. Pulse in a food processor 2 to 3 times or until chopped; drain.

Combine tomato mixture, sugar, and remaining ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 45 minutes.

Pack mixture into hot jars, filling to 1/2 inch from top. Remove air bubbles; wipe jar rims. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw on bands.

Process in boiling-water bath 5 minutes.

June 2001
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