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Yield 4 half pints


  • 3 pounds (about 9) ripe red tomatoes, peeled and cored
  • 3 pounds green tomatoes, cored
  • 2 medium-size green peppers, seeded
  • 2 sweet red peppers, seeded
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped celery
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 1 quart cider vinegar
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves

How to Make It

  1. Grind tomatoes, peppers, celery, and onion in a large glass mixing bowl, using coarse blade of a food grinder. Sprinkle with salt. Cover and let stand in a cool place overnight. Rinse several times in cold water; drain thoroughly.

  2. Combine vegetable mixture and remaining ingredients in a stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 1 hour, stirring frequently.

  3. Pack mixture into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Cover with metal lids, and screw bands tight. Process in boiling water bath for 15 minutes. Serve with vegetables.

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