Total Time
7hrs 40mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 5 hrs 40 mins

Great on hot dogs, hamburgers, and with beans!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash tomatoes, and cut into wedges to grind.
  2. (I use an old fashioned meat grinder that attaches to the kitchen table).
  3. Grind the tomatoes, onions, and peppers. Put together in a BIG container or pan, and put the salt over these 3 ingredients, and let.
  4. stand for 5 hours.
  5. Drain off all liquid, and then add sugar, celery seed, mustard seed, vinegar, and tumeric powder. Boil all for 25 minutes.
  6. Put in hot jars while relish is hot, and process in a hot water bath for 15 minutes.
  7. Make sure the seal is down on top of canning jar when completed.


Most Helpful

After the raving reviews I had to try my hand at this. It was a day long project, but one that I will reap the rewards of, and my family will be happy when I present them some to have at home. I can't wait for Christmas when I make up my goodie baskets and show off my talents! This relish has great flavor and crispy and delicious. It will be used on and in many things here. Thanks in advance for making me a "Relish Queen"!

JustMeMelMel October 02, 2008

Amazingly delicious! I love canning and do a lot of it every year to get us through the winter. This relish takes time to make, but it is time well spent! Oh how I love my meat grinder for this one! We opened out first jar and had some with our hot dogs and beans last night for the first time and my DH was so happy. He commented that it would be great on his next burger too! This recipe will be repeated! Thank you!

MomTo2BigKids September 28, 2008

Awhile back my mom gave me a large box of green tomatoes, and I was looking for a recipe to make and ran across this one. It looked so good, so I asked my mom to check out the recipe and see if she thought it would be good and she said it looked like a good one, so we set up a work station and began making this relish. We hand ground all the tomatoes, onions and peppers, and it took some time, but it was fun working with my mom. We let the stuff sit for the 5 hours and watched TV and then made some cookies in the meantime. When the relish was ready to can, we finished up the process, and canned 12 jars. I used the relish for the first time today when we made Recipe #251957 and decided to grill some hot dogs and burgers. Let me tell you, this relish was just as good on the burgers as they were on the hot dogs! I had 2 dogs and 1 burger :) Everyone was scrambling for the relish once they had their first one. It is the perfect condiment for hot dogs, hamburgers, alongside beans and hot dogs, to use in potato or pasta salad. Oh, there are so many ways this can be used, and I can't wait to experiment with this! Such yummy relish and so much better than store bought it isn't even funny! Try your hand at canning and try this recipe. You will be so proud of your accomplishment. (My mom says to go to a local farm and ask them to save you a box of green tomatoes and they will hold one aside for you, then you can just go there and pick them up). So worth the work, and the pleasure of the relish is worth every minute! Kimberely

Its Me Busy Bee September 25, 2008

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