Norma DeRemer Recipe

Norma's Hot Dog & Hamburger Relish

By Norma DeRemer PApride

Recipe Rating:
 15 Ratings
6 - 8 pint jars
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Norma's Story

I started making this back when I first got married. Times were hard and money was tight down in Southern Ohio back then. Now that I'm living in PA, I couldn't find green tomatoes anywhere. I'm growing some tomato plants but not getting much off of them so I went to a local farmer and asked him if he would sell me some green tomatoes and sure enough that sweet farmer did so here is the results of my finding green tomatoes for this recipe that I surely don't remember where I got back then. But think it was at our local county fair. Just know my family and friends love it.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This yummy recipe brings back memories of a relish my grandmother used to serve. We used it on everything! This relish is just as tasty...and makes a lot. A perfect hostess gift.


green tomatoes
green bell peppers
4 c
apple cider vinegar
2 c
2 tsp
mustard seed
2 tsp
celery seed
1 Tbsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Chopped fine the tomates, onions and peppers
Place in a wire strainer to drain off extra liquid from the tomatoes, peppers and onions.
Place all into a large stainless steel pot. (Using any other type of pot might stain it from the acid from the tomatoes).I also have used a roaster pan when I didn't have stainless steel.
Add sugar, mustard seed, celery seed and vinegar stir well.
Place on stove with burner on med-high heat.Bring all to a boil, remove from heat and add turmeric and stir once again.
Place in sterilized pint jars; one at a time, leaving 1/2 inch from top of jar. Wipe dry the edge of opening with a clean cloth.
Place lid and band on jar and twist tight. Continue filling other jars and repeat as above.No need to process. They will seal themselves.
One batch makes 7 to 8 pint jars of relish.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Collection: Picnic Picks!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
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    Jan W Neeniejan - Jul 7, 2011
    Norma this is similar to a recipe we make (posted here)...but we use red & green peppers both and also cabbage...grind everything together though instead of just hand chopping...I use the food processor now instead of hand grinder, it goes faster & is easer on the arm! I'm including the link to my recipe...
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    Norma DeRemer PApride - Jul 7, 2011
    Thanks Jan. I also make the same recipe as your Mom's. I use that relish on fish dishes. My family prefers this relish for hot dogs and hamburgers. So I make more of it than the other. I now have both in my basement. I also have used my processor but we like it a bit more chuncky texture made this way. Have also used cucumbers, but prefer the green tomatoes. Keep in touch my friend.
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    Jan W Neeniejan - Jul 7, 2011
    Norma, I use our relish in everything...potato & mac salad dressing, baked beans, sloppy joes & bbqs...yeah, the chunkier texture would be good on dogs & burgers...and green tomatoes just somehow add a little something extra to the texture...
    Keep making good stuff!!! Take care & stay in touch!
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    Norma DeRemer PApride - Jul 7, 2011
    Yea, Jan we all love this relish in our potato and mac salads also. You keep making good stuff also and will sure keep in touch and check your recipes. Hugs my friend.