Green Tomato Relish
So you watched the news last night and although it's supposed to be 78º today, the weather guy has you totally freaked out. A freeze is coming, a freeze is coming! Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. But either way, what do I do with all of these green tomatoes? Time to break out the mason jars & can some green tomato relish, of course. Here's a super simple canning recipe I found online a few years ago. If it's not too cold, I like to set up my canning in the cook shed. It's all about the elbow room.
2 gallons (16 cups) green tomatoes cut into chunks
1 quart onions, peeled & diced
2 cups jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1/2 gallon white vinegar
6 cups sugar
1 cup salt
Mix all ingredients together in a large pot and bring to a boil.
Pack relish into sterilized jars, making sure there are no spaces or air pockets leaving 1/2 inch of head space at the top. Screw on lids.
Put into a water bath for 5 to 10 minutes. Don't over cook!
Makes about 10 pints.