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Rummage relish

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

Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword Relish
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Yield 8 x half-litre jars (US pint)
Calories 12 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 kg green tomatoes (finely chopped. 2 US quarts / 2 litres / 4 lbs. Measured after prep. About 16 medium)
  • 1 kg tomatoes (red, ripe. Finely chopped. 1 US quart / 1 litre / 2 lbs. Measured after prep. About 8 medium or 6 large)
  • 500 g cabbage (finely chopped. 4 cups / 1 quart. / 1 pound . Measured after prep. About 1 small head, or 3/4 of a medium-head)
  • 500 g onion (finely chopped. 3 cups / 1 pound. Measured after prep. About 3 medium-large)
  • 250 g celery (finely chopped. 2 cups 1/2 lb. Measured after prep. )
  • 150 g green bell pepper (finely chopped. measured after seeding, chopping. 1 large.)
  • 150 g red bell pepper (finely chopped. measured after seeding, chopping. 1 large.)
  • 200 g cucumber (finely chopped. 1 cup / 7 oz in weight. Measured after prep. )
  • 175 g pickling salt (1/2 cup / 6 oz. OR non-bitter, non-clouding salt sub.)
  • 2 litres white vinegar (5% acidity or higher. 2 quarts / 8 cups / 64 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seed
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (ground)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves (ground)
  • 700 g brown sugar (4 cups, lightly packed / 24 oz) OR 4 teaspoons liquid stevia
  • 2 teaspoons garlic (minced. 2 cloves)
Metric - US Customary

Instructions

  1. Prep veg and put into large bowl.
  2. Mix salt into veg mixture. Refrigerate over night. Toss a few times if desired.

  3. Next day, drain well.
  4. While it is draining, put everything from the vinegar down to the garlic into a large pot. Mix, bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the drained veg. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
  6. After 30 minutes, bring back to a boil.
  7. Pack hot into quarter-litre (1/2 US pint) jars or half-litre (US pint) jars.
  8. Leave 2 cm (1/2 inch) headspace for either size jar.
  9. Debubble, adjust headspace.
  10. Wipe jar rims.
  11. Put lids on.
  12. Process in a water bath or steam canner.
  13. Process either size jar for 15 minutes; increase time as needed for your altitude.
  14. Best after at least a month of jar time.