Hot & Sweet Pepper & Onion Relish

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

I was looking for something to can using bell peppers, hot peppers & onion, and came up with this. We grow several different types of pepper, sweet & hot. I LOVE Hot Sauces & Relishes, recently made the Hot Pepper Butter (Mustard) #137562, and it was outstanding. Got that Canning Fever! Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Clean & remove seeds & membranes from bell peppers, can leave seeds & all for hot peppers for more heat.
  2. Finely chop peppers & onions, by hand or food processor.
  3. Combine all ingredients in non stick pot, bring to boil & simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  4. Can be put in containers for fridge or canned.
  5. If you are canning, 10 minute minimum water bath, so cans are sealed properly.
  6. Use for meats, on cream cheese & crackers, or just use you imagination.
Most Helpful

This was the first time I had made hot relish and it was a great hit! I am definitly making this again but next time I'm going to add more hot peppers as people in my family like it extremely hot. Great tasting relish!

2curly September 06, 2009

I just made this and cannot quit eating it! (It hasn't even cooled down yet!) Only used 3/4 cup sugar and it is still very sweet, 5 seeded peppers and 1 with seeds (hot peppers, unknown variety, donated by neighbor - long, green and red, about the size of a banana pepper). Eating on multi grain tostitos but can imagine on burgers, eggs, block cheese, cream cheese, pizza. . . thanks for posting!

flightnurse August 26, 2007

I omit the corn starch. This recipe is fantastic and you just don't need it. I also use 2/3 cups sugar. The last batch I made the peppers were not really spicy enough for my taste so I added a generous amount of cayenne pepper to the mix and it was great!!! My favorite is to use it on either hamburgers or hot dogs! Also makes a great gift.

Donna S. April 17, 2014