Friday, August 8, 2008

Grandma Brodock's Sweet Pepper Relish

This was Jeff's grandmother's recipe:

You will need:
onions, bells peppers, salt, sugar, vinegar, water








12 onions











12 Red Peppers

12 Green Peppers

They could be all one color, the combination just makes it pretty!









Wash the peppers and peel the onions.













Chop the peppers up in a blender or food processor...or by hand.

If you use a blender add some water so the pieces will chop freely. Do NOT over chop, you just want them in small pieces, not into mush.

Drain the excess water off after chopping.

Put the peppers in a large saucepan.











Do the same with the onions...this is tough on the eyes...

Although, once I got through the initial cry, the onions didn't bother me. :o)


Chop and drain.













Add the onions to the peppers and mix well.













Pour enough boiling water to cover the mixture.

Let it stand for about 5 minutes.

Do not drain the water off.









Add 2 cups of vinegar...












2 cups sugar...














3 tablespoons of salt.

Mix well, bring to a boil for 5 minutes.







Pour into canning jars and process in a hot bath for 5 minutes.

Be sure to keep one jar out to eat this week! :o)

This is WONDERFUL with any kind of meat.

4 comments:

Mama Hen said...

Yummy, I make somthing similiar, mine is with squash. Also, I make pear relish in the fall with pears, peppers, and onions. It has a slighty sweeter taste. We like to eat ours with black-eyed peas.

Dana said...

I've never seen anything like this, but it looks yummy! One question, though: Do you cook the meat in it, or put it over it when serving, or something else? Inquiring minds want to know!

I put out just two pepper plants this year. They've budded, but so far, no peppers. Can you believe that peppers are upwards of $1 each in the stores? At least that's how much they are here in Indiana.

Blessings--
Dana

Kathy, Jeff's Wife said...

Mma Hen,

I'd love to have your recipe!

Dana,

You would pour this over your meat. :o)

Yes, peppers are expensive in the stores here. Jeff went to a local farmer and was able to get a BIG bag, like what 50 pounds of onions come in, he got the bag almost full of BEAUTIFUL peppers for $10!!!!! He had to help pick them.

God was very gracious!

fuzzys dad said...

My grandmother made this.Thanks for the memories.Rick