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Hot Dog Relish

3 carrots, pared

3 sweet red peppers, cored and seeded

2 qt cucumbers, chopped

2 qt green tomatoes, peeled

2 qt onions, pared

1/2 cup salt

2 tbsp mixed pickling spices

3 cups sugar

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 1/2 cups cider vinegar, 5% acidity

Chop or grind carrots, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions. Sprinkle with salt and let stand overnight in the refrigerator.


Tie spices loosely in a clean, thin, white cloth and add to vegetables. Simmer 30 to 45 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent

sticking. Remove spice bag. Add sugar, cayenne pepper, and vinegar; simmer 5 to 10 minutes.

Pour hot relish into clean, hot pint jars; seal with properly prepared lids. Process in a pressure canner at 10 pounds pressure for

10 minutes. Remove jars; cool and store. Yield: 8 to 10 pints.