Pickled Green Tomato Relish

Contributed By: Parker


7 pounds green tomatoes (about 20 medium)
4 large onions
2 large red onions
3 large green peppers
2 large sweet red peppers
4 teaspoons canning salt
5 cups cider vinegar
4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons celery seed
4 teaspoons mustard seed


1. Cut tomatoes, onions and peppers into wedges. In a food processor, cover and process vegetables in batches until finely chopped. Stir in salt. Divide mixture between two strainers and place each over a bowl. Let stand 3 hours.
2. Discard liquid from bowls. Place vegetables in a stockpot; stir in vinegar, sugar, celery seed and mustard seed. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30 to 35 minutes or until thickened.
3. Carefully ladle hot mixture into eight hot pint jars, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
4. Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 15 minutes. Remove jars and cool.

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + standing Process: 15 min./batch
YIELD: 8 pints.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 37 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.

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