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Million Dollar Relish

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Level: Intermediate

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Description

People at my church are known to steal jars from each other when they find out I have shared. This recipe has been passed down in my family for years. It’s the best relish I’ve ever had!

Ingredients

  • 12 whole Cucumbers
  • 2 pounds Onions
  • 1 whole Green Pepper
  • 1 whole Red Pepper
  • 1 cup Salt
  • 1 gallon Hot Water
  • 1 quart Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Celery Seed
  • 1-½ teaspoon Turmeric
  • 3 teaspoons Mustard Seed
  • 6 cups White Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch

Preparation

Put first 4 ingredients through meat grinder. Drain juice. Add salt and hot water and let stand overnight.

In the morning drain well and add next 5 ingredients. Bring to boil in a large pot. Add cornstarch. Stir well and bottle in sterilized mason jars.

Makes about 8-500ml bottles.

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The Kitchenette on 9.24.2010

What type of vinegar do you use for this? I was thinking maybe apple cider vinegar, but I thought you might have used white vinegar as well.

Thanks!

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shelly on 8.7.2009

I made this last week. Looks great in the jars and taste great. A very sweet relish great on hot dogs. Thanks for sharing.

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tomatotomata on 7.24.2009

I scaled the recipe to 2 servings… I found the relish to be delicious and exactly what I was looking for, but I did find it a little too vinegary for my tastes. My hubby thought it was perfect though. I think that next time I will use a little less vinegar, maybe it was too strong since I had scaled the recipe down?
I only had brown Indian mustard seeds, but I don’t think it made too much a difference!

Thanks for sharing, we live in Eastern Europe where cucumber relish is only sold in specialty shops that sells international imports! I just saved loads of moula!!
This is definitely going on some homemade grilled burgers over the weekend!

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emalee2 on 7.20.2009

A recipe that causes Church members to steal sounds truly wicked!

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Necie on 8.7.2011

Super easy recipe to follow with excellent results. You will never purchse store-bought pickle relish again. This has a much better taste and has proven to be very good on hotdogs, in deviled eggs and homemade potato salad. This yields approximately 7 pints of relish. With a combination of its excellent taste and extemely prolific cucumbers, I have made two batches of this just this summer. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this recipe.

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