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Friday, September 25, 2009

Green Tomato hotdog relish

This week in our hometown is Homecoming weekend. We all love a great hotdog while we watch that wonderful homecoming football game.

Since fall is here but we are still reaping the benifit of tomatoes we need to save those wonderful tomatos before fall gets them. I wanted to share a wonderful recipe with you to save those great green tomatoes.

Green Tomato Hot Dog Relish

6 cups finely chopped green tomatoes
2 large onions, minced
2 green peppers, seeded,chopped
1 red pepper, seeded chopped
1/4 cup pickling salt
2 cups vinegar
3 cloves garlic
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon whole cloves
4 inches cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon celery seed
1In a large bowl combine green tomatoes, onions and pickling salt.
2Cover and let stand overnight.
3Steriloize 6 1/2 pint jars.
4Rinse tomatoes & onions well, drain and rinse out excess moisture.
5In a large saucepan combine vinegar, garlic, brown sugar, mustard, sal t& ginger.
6Tie cloves, cinnamon stick & celery seed in a square of cheese cloth, add to the pickling liquid.
7Bring to a boil, add tomatoes, onions,& peppers simmer for 1 hour stirring frequently.
8Ladle relish into hot sterilized jars to within 1/2" of top, release air bubbles by running a spatula around the inside of the jar, cover with heated snap lid, screw on band.
9Bring water in a large pot (use the pot & water that you used to sterilize the jars) to a boil, place jars in and water process for 10 minutes.

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  1. How many cups of tomatoes?

    I've got a zillion green tomatoes that need to be harvested before the frost... thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Green toamto relish sounds new to me and I'm willing to try it sometimes.

  3. i love green tomato salad!

    happy weekend!

  4. wow this is good and yummy

    my entry for food trip friday is here

    Great day for us Food Weekenders:)

    Thanx for the Visit :)

  5. Thanks for sharing the recipe--looks yummy for me!!

    Happy Sunday!!^_^

  6. This really Yummy! Thanks for joining!

  7. Just in time before I switch from stove top to oven.

  8. I have a green tomato relish recipe handed down from my mother. I haven't made it in years! Thanks for the reminder and for sharing your recipe with us. Have a wonderful Monday! :)

  9. Wow, I love it, haven't any left. If we make some more will have to try it with a hot dog.

  10. Never would have guessed to make a relish from green tomatoes! Fantastic!

    *how many cups of tomatoes do you use?*

    Happy Homemaker Monday!


  11. My grandmother used to can something like this - my parents loved it.

  12. What a great way to use up all those green tomatoes in the garden!


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