Green Tomato Relish

Howiesmom

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8 Cups finely chopped (or processed) cored green tomatoes
2 Cups finely chopped (or processed) peeled onions
4 Bell Peppers, incl. red, green & yellow finely chopped (or processed)
1/3 Cup pickling salt
2 Tablespoons mixed pickling spices
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 1/4 Cups white vinegar
1 2/3 cups packed light brown sugar

Preparation:

Combine the chopped vegetables and salt in a large stainless steel pan. Cover and let stand in a cool place for 10 to 12 hours, or overnight.

Pour the vegetables into a colander over the sink and let drain. Rinse with cool water and use your hands to squeeze out any excess liquids.

Tie the pickling spices and celery seeds in a cheesecloth spice bag.

In a large stainless steel or enamel lined pan, combine the vinegar, the spice bag, chopped garlic, and the vinegar. Put the vinegar mixture over high heat and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add the drained green tomato mixture and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and boil gently, stirring often for 1 hour.

While the mixture is cooking, prepare & sterilize the jars and lids as normal.

Fill hot, prepared jars and remove any air bubbles with a small plastic spatula, leaving 1/2 inch. headspace. Clean jar rims and fit with lids and rings. Process in a covered boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes. Turn off heat, remove the cover and let jars stand in the hot water for 5 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool completely.

Makes about 7 half pint jars of relish.
 

Candy

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Thank you so much Pearl, sounds really good , gonna have to try it this summer ! That is if my tomatoes survive, they are setting a tall stem even the ones in house under the light..i need them to get fat lol
 

Candy

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Thanks Pearl. moved them closer to the light, haven't checked the 2 in greenhouse yet, afraid to, no sun as it is raining, only got 2 out there. Will check them after a while...