HOT Pickled Onions

Recipe by CountryLady
READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
YIELD: 5-6 pints




  • Cover onions with boiling water.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Drain& cover with cold water.
  • Peel& place into a large (NON METAL) bowl or container.
  • Add salt, cover with cold water& let stand OVERNIGHT.
  • Drain onions, rinse well with cold water& drain again.
  • Set aside.
  • Combine vinegar& sugar in a large, heavy pot; tie spices into a cheesecloth bag& add to pot.
  • Bring to a boil& boil for 5 minutes.
  • Remove spice bag, add onions to the boiling liquid& boil for another 3- 5 minutes.
  • Place onions in hot, sterilized jars.
  • Add a small, dried chili pepper (or 5- 6 pepper corns) to each jar.
  • Fill with hot liquid to 1/4 inch of top of jar& seal immediately.
  • Store in cool, dark spot for at least a month before serving.