Tomato Relish

Russ Myers

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@Beegee1947

This relish is super on hamburgers, hot dogs, or any other dish on which you may enjoy a good relish


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Serves:

10 Pints

Prep:

1 Hr 30 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Canning/Preserving

Ingredients

10 lb
tomatoes
4 large
sweet onions, finely chopped, prefer vidalia
2 medium
green sweet peppers, skinned, chopped finely
2 medium
red sweet peppers, skinned, chopped finely
3 Tbsp
canning salt
2 1/2 c
packed brown sugar
4 1/2 c
white vinegar
2 tsp
mustard seed
1 tsp
celery seed
2 tsp
ground ginger
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
ground allspice
1 tsp
ground nutmeg
1 tsp
ground cloves

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large saucepan, bring several (8 to 10) cups water to a boil. Add tomatoes, a few at a time; boil for 30 seconds. Drain and immediately place tomatoes in ice water. Drain and pat dry; peel and finely chop. Gently squeeze juice and seeds into a strainer set over a bowl. Use the tomato juice for breakfast, and save the seeds for planting next year, just don't put the juice and seeds in the pot, only drained, seeded tomatoes.
2
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Roast the peppers in a hot oven for a half hour, then cool so skinning is easier.

If you don't remove the skin, it will be bitter.
3
Place seeded tomatoes in a stockpot. Add onions and skinned peppers
4
Place mustard and celery seed on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with string to form a bag. Add spice bag and the remaining ingredients to the pot.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes at a low simmer, or until slightly thickened. Discard spice bag
5
Carefully ladle relish into hot 1-pint jars, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles; wipe rims and adjust lids. Process in boiling-water canner for 20 minutes.
6
Note:The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. For altitudes up to 3,000 feet, add 5 minutes; 6,000 feet, add 10 minutes; 8,000 feet, add 15 minutes; 10,000 feet, add 20 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Sauces, Spreads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American