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Green Tomato Relish

Yield: 8 x half-litre jars (1 US pint)

Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword Relish, Tomatoes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Yield 8 half-litre jars (1 US pint)
Calories 41 kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 kg green tomatoes (finely chopped. 5 US quarts / 5 litres / 10 lbs)
  • 750 g onion (finely chopped. 6 cups / 1.5 lbs. Measured after prep.)
  • 1.25 kg bell peppers (mixed colours. e.g. red and green), cored, seeded and finely chopped. (measured after prepping. 8 cups. 2 3/4 lbs. Measured after prep.)
  • 175 g pickling salt (1/2 cup / 6 oz. OR non-bitter, non-clouding salt sub)
  • 1 litre water (1 US quart / 32 oz)
  • 1 litre vinegar (5% acidity or higher. 1 US quart / 32 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 800 g sugar (white. 4 cups / 32 oz)
  • 100 ml prepared mustard (1/3 cup / 3 oz)
Metric - US Customary

Instructions

  1. Put the prepped veg (tomato, onion, pepper) in a large pot.
  2. Add the water and the salt OR salt sub to the veg; bring to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes, drain, return back to pan.
  3. Take a portion of the vinegar (about 100 ml / 1/3 cup / 3 oz) and whisk into it the cornstarch.
  4. To the veg mixture in the pot, add the cornstarch mixture, and the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Bring to a boil; let simmer uncovered 5 minutes.
  6. Pack hot into quarter-litre (1/2 US pint) jars or half-litre (US pint) jars.
  7. Leave 2 cm (1/2 inch) headspace for either size jar.
  8. Debubble, adjust headspace.
  9. Wipe jar rims.
  10. Put lids on.
  11. Process in a water bath or steam canner.
  12. Process either size jar for 5 minutes; increase time as needed for your altitude.
  13. Best after at least a month of jar time.