Hot Relish

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

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  • 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


  1. Chop first 4 ingredients coarsely. Pulse in a food processor 2 to 3 times or until chopped; drain.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Process in boiling-water bath 5 minutes.
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