Norma's Hot Dog & Hamburger Relish

Norma DeRemer Recipe

By Norma DeRemer PApride

6 - 8 pint jars
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Stove Top

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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Jul 23, 2015 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion group: Picklemania.
Aug 18, 2014 - evelyn horsley shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
evelyn horsley evelynhorsley
Aug 18, 2014
Norma, just stopped in to say hi and I finally got green tomatoes this year to make your relish. I just made a quadruple batch last Friday. I think I got somewhere around 28 pint and 1/2 pint combined. We absolutely loved it last year when I used the cucumbers instead of green tomatoes. Can't wait to try it with the green tomatoes, don't know if I can wait a couple weeks or not to try it. LOL

Hope your health is good, Evelyn
Norma DeRemer PApride
Aug 3, 2013
Good luck Faith. Maybe you would like to join the Canning group here on JAP. Check it out. Have a good weekend.
Faith Witheril fwitheril
Aug 3, 2013
Norma, thanks for the answer. I look forward to making this. I just have to buy the spices and lids.