REALLY GOOD RELISH

Ingredients
  • 8 cups cucumbers chopped and peeled
  • 4 cups green bell peppers chopped and seeded
  • 4 cups red bell peppers chopped and seeded
  • 2 cups celery chopped
  • 1 cup sweet onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup salt (pickling or canning)
  • 3 cups white vinegar
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tbsp celery seed
  • 3 tbsp mustard seed
Instructions
  1. I use a food processor to finely chop everything up.
  2. In a large glass or stainless steel bowl, combine cucumbers, peppers, celery, onion and salt.
  3. Cover and let sit for 4 hours in a cool place, then transfer to a colander and drain.
  4. Rinse well with cool water and drain thoroughly, using your hands squeeze out the excess liquid.
  5. Prepare your canner, jars and lids.
  6. In a large stainless steel saucepan, combine vinegar, sugar, celery and mustard seeds.
  7. Stir well and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  8. Add drained cucumber mixture and return to a boil, be sure to stir frequently.
  9. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 min.
  10. Put your relish in hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace and wipe rim well
  11. Place your lids on jars and place in canner be sure they are covered completely with water and boil for 10 minutes.
  12. Remove canner lid, wait 5 minutes, remove jars then cool and store.

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