Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is fantastic on hot dogs and hamburgers! Kind of a sweet hot relish that wont kill you!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 quarts jalapenos, finely chopped
  • 1 quart cucumber, finely chopped
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 14 cup salt
  • 5 14 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cider vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons pickling spices


  1. Combine jalapenos, cukes, onions and the salt in a large glass bowl, cover with cold water and let stand for 2 hours-drain and press veg to remove excess water.
  2. Combine the sugar and vinegar in a large pot, tie the spices in cheesecloth and add to the liquid.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer 15 minute.
  4. Add veg and simmer for 10 min-remove spice bag.
  5. Pack into clean hot jars and process 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.
Most Helpful

Perfect! Boy this is great--easy to make & the flavor is a mix of sweet with a kick of HOT! I used a tea ball for the spices, worked well. Great on grilled meats & would add pizzaz to leftover roast pork! Thanks for a goodie Di.

Iron Bloomers July 18, 2002

My husband loves hot peppers and this is right up his alley. He has made two batches and just can't get enough. Thank you!

KathyShu January 31, 2003

This is a wonderful sweet, yet hot (but not too hot) relish that is perfect! Will make again soon. Thanks for sharing.

mary winecoff June 20, 2010