Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Fiesta For Your Taste Buds

It's no secret, we love our spicy foods. We can eat peppers like they are candy. One of our favorite treats is homemade nachos with sliced pickled jalapeno peppers. Instead of buying them at the store it's easier to make them ourselves and save the gas and shopping money. This is even cheaper for us to make since we grow our own jalapenos. Come join me as I make a batch...


Firey Texas Pickles
SMALL BATCH:
1 lb. jalapeno peppers
3 1/2 c. vinegar
1 1/2 c. water
1 tsp. pickling salt
1 Tblsp. sugar
1 1/2 Tblsp. minced garlic

LARGE BATCH:
6 lb. jalapeno peppers
5 c. vinegar
1 c. water
4 tsp. pickling salt
2 Tblsp. sugar
2 cloves garlic
; minced

Sterilize half-pint or pint size jars, bands & seals. Keep jars hot until ready to use.

When working with peppers, it is advisable to wear rubber gloves to prevent skin irritation.

Combine vinegar, water, pickling salt, sugar & garlic in a large sauce pot. Heat to boiling, then allow to simmer for 10 minutes.

Wash peppers & slice into rings. Blanch in boiling water for 30 seconds.

Fill jars with pepper slices leaving a 1/2 inch head space. Pour hot pickling solution over peppers leaving 1/2 inch head space. Wipe rims with a clean, damp cloth to remove any drips. Place seal and bands on each jar. Tighten until finger tip tight.

Place in a water bath canner and process jars for 15 minutes. **Remember, processing time does not start until water has come to a full rolling boil.**

Remove jars from canner and allow to cool. Check to make sure seals have properly sealed.

Click HERE for printable recipe

6 comments:

Ronda said...

Hello sweetie,

I'm not much for real spicey things like those, but they sure look pretty all finished and canned. My hubby loves spicey foods, so I cook to accomodate him.

Love & Prayers,
Ronda

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

I love hot peppers too.
I have never tried to can but I plan to try this summer. I want to try this recipe!

Lori said...

I canned peppers for the first time last year. Since we're not big HUGE pepper fans, I didn't can many. I dried alot of them though. :)

Lori said...

Your blog is just so beautiful by the way. I keep meaning to tell ya that. :)

Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

Lori ~

Thank you so much for your kind words. As you all know...I like to change things up A LOT as far as my background, but I think I will stay put for a bit. I really like my header and the background seems soothing...at least to me anyways. *grin* But thank you again for your thoughts and comments.

~Mrs. M

Blessed Beyond said...

Sounds really yummy! You know I love picked jalapenos... SOmething about them! Hope yall are having a great week!

Hugs and Blessings,