Old-Fashioned Hamburger Relish

Recipe by sheriboren
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READY IN: 50hrs
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large enamel or stainless steel bowl, mix the cucumbers, onion, peppers, celery, salt, turmeric and water.
  • Let stand for 12 hours or overnight, then drain in a strainer, lightly pressing out any excess liquid. Set aside.
  • Tie up cinnamon, cloves and allspice in a piece of cheesecloth.
  • In a large, heavy, enamel or stainless steel saucepan, bring the spices and vinegar to a boil over moderate heat.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered for 15 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, increase the heat and bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, partially covered until the tomatoes resemble a puree- about 30 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and mustard seeds, cover and let stand overnight at room temperature.
  • Add the drained vegetables to the tomato mixture and bring to a boil over moderately high heat.
  • Then reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered until most of the liquid has evaporated- 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Remove the spice bag.
  • Ladle into 4 hot, sterilized 1/2 pint preserving jars leaving 1/2 inch of head space.
  • Wipe the jar rims clean, seal and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
  • Label, then let the relish mellow in a cool dry place for at least 3 weeks before using.
  • Refrigerate after opening.
  • Please Note: Takes 2 days prep time (approx) and 1 hour and 25 minutes cooking time to make.
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