Spicy Tomato Relish (Canning Recipe)

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

The Southwestern United States is known for love of spicy foods and this relish is a fitting example of a condiment that can be used to up the heat factor. It can be made a little hotter by subbing in some extra Jalapenos or even using Habeneros instead. It is wonderful with any sort of meat or even just having a few spoonfuls on your plate as a sort of side dish is good. THIS RECIPE ASSUMES KNOWLEDGE OF SAFE WATER BATH CANNING METHODS

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel tomatoes by boiling water method- dip each tomato briefly in boiling water and then immediately drop into a pot of cold water; the skins should peel off quite easily after that.
  2. Mix all ingredients in large, preferably non stick, pot.
  3. Simmer over medium heat to desired thickness, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  4. Spoon mixture into sterilized pint jars and seal with lids and bands.
  5. Process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes; will keep stored in cool place for up to a year.


Most Helpful

A box of tomatoes from a friend turned into a nicely spicy tomato relish. Thanks for posting JanetB-KY.

Coasty October 02, 2013

I've just learned how to can veggies from the garden this year. I chose this recipe because I have a TON of tomatoes and I love spicy foods. This relish just absolutely awesome! I've made 8 - 1/2 pints and I'll be making more! At first I thought I would put the jars into Christmas baskets as gifts but I'm not so sure now. I want to keep all of it! LOL!! This will be my "go-to" recipe for tomatoes next year, too!

fmacken13 August 29, 2012

This is also called chow-chow in the south! Its amazing!

~Jenn W~ August 11, 2010

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