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Onion and Pepper Relish

July 29, 2011

I first found this recipe at Skip to My Lou a few years ago, made it and gave it out as holiday gifts.  One of my daughter’s high school teachers actually tracked me down at conferences to gush about it, and to ask for the recipe (I’m going to assume that she gave my girl an A)!  This would be the perfect thing to make in the summer,  with veggies fresh from the garden or farmer’s market.  Just think – you’d be all ready with teacher gifts when the holidays roll around!  If you give it out as gifts, be sure to include a tag with serving suggestions.  You can mix it with 2 – 8 ounce packages of cream cheese to make an easy dip for chips or crackers or  serve it as an accompaniment to seafood or pork … or just about any other way you can imagine!  It’s really good stuff!

Onion & Pepper Relish

5 –  14.5 ounce cans chopped tomatoes  – drained

6 bell peppers – any color

6 cups sugar

2 tablespoons salt

1 – 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes

6 jalapeno peppers

3 medium onions

2 cups white vinegar

2 small boxes powered pectin

Chop all the vegetables, removing seeds and ribs from the bell and jalapeno peppers.  Add all ingredients, except pectin, into a large pot.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer for 1 hour.  Add pectin and boil 1 minute. Pour relish into sterilized half pint jars,  leaving 1/2 inch head room.

Place sterilized lids and rings on jars. Process jars by placing them in a large pot of water, with the water level being  an inch deep over tops of the jars. Boil for 15 minutes.  Carefully remove jars from water and allow to cool.  Let sit for several hours until completely cool before checking to make sure lids have sealed.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Melissa permalink
    July 29, 2011 8:56 am

    But process how long?

  2. bonnyclark permalink*
    July 30, 2011 7:07 pm

    good catch! I need to edit this — thx!

  3. August 1, 2011 9:42 pm

    Sounds like a delicious combination! I would totally make this at the end of summer with fresh tomatoes and peppers when I have more than I know what to do with ;)!

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