Green Tomato Hot Dog Relish

Total Time
25hrs 10mins
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

This recipe can be doubled. Good relish from green tomatoes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl combine green tomatoes, onions and pickling salt.
  2. Cover and let stand overnight.
  3. Steriloize 6 1/2 pint jars.
  4. Rinse tomatoes & onions well, drain and rinse out excess moisture.
  5. In a large saucepan combine vinegar, garlic, brown sugar, mustard, sal t& ginger.
  6. Tie cloves, cinnamon stick & celery seed in a square of cheese cloth, add to the pickling liquid.
  7. Bring to a boil, add tomatoes, onions,& peppers simmer for 1 hour stirring frequently.
  8. Ladle relish into hot sterilized jars to within 1/2" of top, release air bubbles by running a spatula around the inside of the jar, cover with heated snap lid, screw on band.
  9. Bring water in a large pot (use the pot & water that you used to sterilize the jars) to a boil, place jars in and water process for 10 minutes.


Most Helpful

I am 72 years old and had never canned before. We had an overabundance of green tomatoes this year so I decided I had procrastinated long enough. I WASTED ALL OF MY YEARS!!! This was delicious. Just think how much I had missed. The relish was easy.....didn't take any groceries I didn't already have on hand and the results were fantastic.

Oatty October 17, 2006

5 stars on this for sure!! the taste is great, a little tart, just the way we like it, I cut the sugar to a little less than half called for, the colour is wonderful. I just made 1/3 recipe because that is all the green tomatoes I had and followed the recipe as is except I added a good shake of red pepper flakes, we like a little bite in our relish. Thanks for sharing Bergy! now we've tasted it, wish I had more green tomatoes!! — Oct 14, 2005

Derf October 14, 2005

Interesting to see one say too tart and another too sweet. I only used half the sugar suggested as most store bought tomato relish I find way too sweet. I also used red wine vinegar. Seemed like a good guess on the sugar as the freshly bottled relish tasted sweet but with that tartness and "twang" The way I like sweet relishes to be. Nice easy to follow recipe and a great way to use up those green tomatoes.

cotrfrankston March 24, 2015

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