On the next day, combine remaining ingredients in saucepan and simmer 10 minutes. Add veggies and simmer 20 minutes. Place in clean hot jars and process 5 minutes in boiling water bath.
By Karen from Clemmons, NC
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Does anyone have a good recipe for making sweet pickle relish? I don't like the store bought sweet relish because it's loaded with preservatives and artificial colors, it tastes yucky. I'd like to start making it at home. I know it's just cucumbers, vinegar and sugar, but it seems like it might be hard to make it come out right.
Try allrecipes.com or Food Network tv
Find a bread and butter pickle recipe that you like and grind the ingredients. My mother did that and it makes a marvellous relish.
my mom used to make what's called cha-cha(relish).
It was always so delicious!
you might consider it instead !
& I heard her call it by both names, cha cha & chow chow
Ditto what Mary said below. :-)
My mom canned some relish that I believe was bread and butter pickle relish that lasted for years & years. When that ran out she ended up taking cucumber chip pickles we had and chopping them up in the food processor with a little bit of the juice. Tasted just as good. We only use it for hot dogs so it made sense not to have a shipload of it around.
Christy, if you will e-mail me I will send you an old time recipe for the relish that is out of this world.I have made it for years and will never change to another recipe. Karen busdrivr AT alltel.net
Here is the recipe I have used for years. It is from the Ball Blue Book.
4 cups (960ml)chopped cucumbers
2 cups (480ml) chopped onions
1 chopped green pepper
I am looking for a recipe for hot dog relish like the kind you buy - eg. Bicks. I have tried several but they are all on the sweet side. Anyone have such a recipe? Thanks.
I grind up;
1 peck of Hungarian yellow wax hot peppers
6 green peppers
10 just turning tomatoes
Grind them all as you grind them put in a colander-in the sink to drain. after it is drained put into a large pot cover with apple cider vinegar about 5 cups of sugar.
You can simply reduce the amount of sugar used in the recipes. I reduced by half and found it came closer to commercial versions.
Exactly what kind of relish are you looking for? Just a hot dog relish with a sour taste? Maybe I can help.
Here in the U.S. you can buy dill pickle relish. Sometimes you have to look carefully for it on the grocery shelf, though.
I'm looking for a recipe using cucumbers, dry mustard and has a bit of kick to it.
Thanks for all the ideas.
I don't have a recipe for relish with a mustard taste. All of my recipes are sweet relish as I can't eat anything very spicy. Sorry!
Hot Dog Relish
3 cups finely chopped cucumbers
1 1/2 cups finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
Place first 5 ingred in stainless steel or glass bowl with water and salt. Cover and let stand over night in refrig. Next day drain well and add the rest of ingredients to a 4 quart stainless steel pot or dutch oven. Bring to a boil and turn to simmer until most of the liquid has reduced. Put in large container and store in refrig. You can process this following processing proceedures if you wish. It keeps in refrig for ever. I've never had a problem with it.
You can adjust the sweetness to your taste. I use this relish in any dish that calls for relish as an ingredient and it seems to make it so much better.
Just made recipe for hotdog relish sealed in jars the relish is good . but i,d like to have one with mustard sauce like Bicks if anyone has one i,d appriciate it . Thanks
5 lbs. onions
5 lbs. cukes with peel, seeded
2 celery hearts
3 green peppers, seeded
3 red peppers, seeded
large head cauliflower
3/4 cup pickling salt
6 C Sugar
2 C Flour
1 TBSP. Turmeric
5 C. Vinegar
3 1/2 C. Water
Put veggies through food grinder. Sprinkle salt over veggies and add enough water just to cover. Cover and let stand on counter overnight. Next morning, drain very well. Squeeze out all juice.
Sauce: Put all ingredients in large pot and whisk over medium heat til it boils. Simmer 2 or 3 mins. Add veggies and stir over medium heat til boiling. Remove from heat and pour into hot sterilized jars and seal. Makes 13 pts.
I don't know why you couldn't add dry mustard in place of the turmeric if you want.
I am also going to try Zucchini instead of cukes.
Sandi (Saskatchewan, Canada)
www.fooking.ca The best relish on the planet.
Years ago in Florida I used to buy hamburger relish. We all liked it. Now in Georgia we can not find it. :( It was made of ketchup and pickle relish. I need a recipe, maybe other ingredients too.
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