Prep 45 mins
Cook 35 mins
I needed something to use up my green tomatoes. I found this recipe in Keeping the Harvest by Nancy Chioffi and Cretchen Mead. I modified the spices to suit my tastes (used heaping teaspoons). This makes an excellent meatloaf when combined (1/2 pt) with 1 lb ground turkey, 1 egg and 2 crushed matzos (topped with 1/4 cup of ketchup mixed with 2 Tbsp brown sugar and 1/2 tsp cumin). Also good on hamburgers (mixed with ketchup) and hotdogs. I hand chopped the veggies because I wanted to give this as gifts, and I like the uniformity of the pieces, but using a food processor would take a fraction of the time.
- 3 red bell peppers
- 3 green bell peppers
- 2 quarts green tomatoes
- 10 small yellow onions
- 3 cups cider vinegar, divided
- 1⁄8 cup kosher salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1⁄4 cup brown mustard seeds
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons chili flakes
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Wash, seed and quarter the peppers. Wash and quarter the tomatoes. Peel and quarter the onions.
- Pulse vegetables in batches in a food processor until they are cut to a small dice. (Or chop by hand into a quarter-inch dice).
- Drain off extra liquid. In a large kettle, mix vegetables and 1 1/2 cups of vinegar.
- Boil for 30 minutes, stirring often.
- Drain and discard liquid.
- Add remaining 1 1/2 cups vinegar, sugar and spices, and simmer for 3 minutes (or until desired consistency).
- Pour into hot sterilized half-pint jars, allowing for 1/2 inch headspace, and process in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes (up to 1,000 ft of altitude).