Hot-and-Sweet Freezer Pickle Relish

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Hot-and-Sweet Freezer Pickle Relish
Southern Living

Not only will this chunky relish take hot dogs to a new level, it’s also tasty spooned over grilled chicken, fish, and pork.

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

24
Servings
43
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
Four 1/2-pint jars

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 Cups diced pickling cucumbers
  • 1 1/3 Cup chopped onion
  • 1 Cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup white vinegar (5 percent acidity)

Directions

Stir together first 6 ingredients in a large glass or nonmetallic bowl.

Combine sugar, vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of water in a medium stainless steel saucepan and cook over medium heat 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring often. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Pour vinegar mixture over the cucumber mixture. Cover and chill 48 hours.

Drain mixture, reserving liquid. Pack mixture into clean (½-pint) canning jars or other freezer containers, leaving ¾-inch headspace. Pour liquid over cucumber mixture, leaving ½ -inch headspace. Seal, label and freeze upright. Store in freezer up to 6 months. Thaw completely (about 1 day) in refrigerator before using. Refrigerate after thawing and use within 1 week.

Pickle Shopping Tip

Look for glass jars with metal lids (preferably Mason jars). They are more easily sanitized than plastic containers.

Pickle Cooking Tip

When pickling foods, invert the jar for about 5 minutes after sealing it to ensure a tight seal.

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
9g
N/A
Protein
0.3g
0.6%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
11µg
1%
Vitamin C
11mg
18%
Vitamin E
0.1mg
0.7%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
6mg
1%
Fiber
0.4g
1.6%
Folate (food)
6µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
6µg
1%
Iron
0.1mg
0.6%
Magnesium
4mg
1%
Niacin (B3)
0.1mg
0.5%
Phosphorus
9mg
1%
Potassium
53mg
2%
Sodium
116mg
5%
Sugars, added
8g
N/A

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