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Garden Green
11-10-2008, 10:04 PM
Hot Dog or Bratwurst Relish

8 cups cucumbers
2 cups red peppers or peeled carrots
2 cups green peppers
1 cup yellow onion
1 tablespoon turmeric
1/2 cup salt
8 cups cold water
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
2 whole cinnamon sticks
2 teaspoons cloves
2 teaspoons allspice
1-2 cup brown sugar
4 cups white vinegar


1 In a meat grinder, grind up cukes, peppers/carrots, and onion to obtain proper quantities; sprinkle with tumeric.

2 Dissolve salt in cold water; pour over cukes, let stand 3-4 hours (or overnight).

3 Drain (line a colander with cheesecloth--use clothespins to hold in place), cover again with cold water, let stand another hour; drain again.

4 In a large saucepan, combine spices and brown sugar with vinegar; heat to boiling (very fragrant!); pour over cuke mixture; let stand 12-18 hours (overnight is fine, too).

5 Fill canning kettle half-full of water over high heat; put canning lids & rings in a saucepan with water--simmer.

6 Heat cuke mixture up in a large pot, just to the boiling point.

7 Immediately scoop into pint or half-pint jars to the neck of the jar; wipe top of jar, add lid and ring, tighten.

8 Place jars in canning kettle with hot water JUST to the neck of the jars; bring ALMOST to boiling point; remove from heat.

9 Remove jars and place them upside-down on a thick towel for 15 minutes (set the timer).

10 Tip right-side up; lids should seal in a few minutes.