Hot Dog Relish

Hot Dog Relish
Staff Writer

Erin Coopey

What's a hot dog without relish? This recipe makes it easy for you to create the summertime favorite's partner in crime at home. 

Click here to see How to Make Pickle Relish at Home. 

12
Servings
91
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4  Pounds  pickled cucumbers (about 4), washed and finely diced
  • 1/2  Cup  minced green cabbage
  • 1/4  Cup  finely diced yellow onion
  • 2  Tablespoons  finely diced red bell pepper
  • 4  Teaspoons  kosher or pickling salt
  • 3/4  Cups  distilled white vinegar
  • 1/3  Cup  granulated sugar
  • 2  Tablespoons  prepared yellow mustard
  • 1  Teaspoon  dry mustard
  • 1  Teaspoon  yellow mustard seed
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  celery seed
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  paprika
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  turmeric
  • 2  Teaspoons  cornstarch or arrowroot powder

Directions

Place the cucumbers, cabbage, onion, and red bell pepper in a medium-sized nonreactive mixing bowl and sprinkle with salt, stir well. Let stand for 1 hour.

Drain the mixture in a colander, rinse under cold water, and drain again, pressing out any excess moisture.

In a medium-sized nonreactive saucepan, combine the vinegar, sugar, prepared mustard, dry mustard, mustard seed, celery seed, paprika, turmeric, and cornstarch. Whisk until fully blended. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has thickened slightly.

Add the cucumber mixture, and return the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

When the relish has finished cooking, transfer it into a sterilized pint jar and refrigerate until cool, then cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
32µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
17mg
2%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Phosphorus, P
26mg
4%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
178mg
12%
Water
37g
1%

Hot Dog Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Hot Dog Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.