Hot & Sweet Pepper & Onion Relish

"I was looking for something to can using bell peppers, hot peppers & onion, and came up with this. We grow several different types of pepper, sweet & hot. I LOVE Hot Sauces & Relishes, recently made the Hot Pepper Butter (Mustard) #137562, and it was outstanding. Got that Canning Fever! Enjoy!"
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
6 pints




  • Clean & remove seeds & membranes from bell peppers, can leave seeds & all for hot peppers for more heat.
  • Finely chop peppers & onions, by hand or food processor.
  • Combine all ingredients in non stick pot, bring to boil & simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  • Can be put in containers for fridge or canned.
  • If you are canning, 10 minute minimum water bath, so cans are sealed properly.
  • Use for meats, on cream cheese & crackers, or just use you imagination.

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  1. 2curly
    This was the first time I had made hot relish and it was a great hit! I am definitly making this again but next time I'm going to add more hot peppers as people in my family like it extremely hot. Great tasting relish!
  2. Val C.
    This is a great way to use up old, sprouted onions rather than throwing them out. I used 1/2 c. cider vinegar, 3-4 onions, 1 yellow bell pepper, sugar (1/2 c. white, 1/4 c. brown), 2 cloves garlic, one jalapeno and some salt. Whoah! Plenty hot for me. Really good. Thank you!
  3. Donna S.
    I omit the corn starch. This recipe is fantastic and you just don't need it. I also use 2/3 cups sugar. The last batch I made the peppers were not really spicy enough for my taste so I added a generous amount of cayenne pepper to the mix and it was great!!! My favorite is to use it on either hamburgers or hot dogs! Also makes a great gift.
  4. Amethystanima
    This recipe came out good, but the stated yield is definitely off. I used the maximum number of hot peppers and some huge bell peppers and onions, and ended up with 4 pints, not 6. So for anyone who is going to can this, prep 4 pint jars!
  5. mightyro_cooking4u
    I used the long, slender hot peppers from my neighbors garden, 1 green bell pepper, 1 red bell pepper.This is a good relish, better than store bought. I gave some to my neighbor, after all they were her peppers.


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