Tested till perfect Hamburger Relish

Hamburger Relish

Like most relishes, this one tastes better after it's mellowed for three weeks.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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  • Portion size 7 cups (1.75 L)


  • 2 cups 2cupschopped cucumbercucumbers, (unpeeled)
  • 1 cup 1cupeach chopped sweet red peppersweet red peppers, yellow and green peppers
  • 1 cup 1cupchopped celery
  • 1 cup 1cupchopped onion
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuppickling salt
  • 4 cups 4cupschopped seeded peeled tomatotomatoes
  • 3 cups 3cupswhite vinegar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspmustard seeds
  • 1 tsp 1tspturmeric
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspcinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspallspice
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcayenne pepper
  • 2 cups 2cupsgranulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuptomato paste
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In large bowl, combine cucumbers, sweet peppers, celery, onion and salt ; cover with boiling water and let stand for 1 hour. Drain; rinse under cold water and drain well.

In large heavy saucepan, bring to boil tomatoes, vinegar, mustard seeds, turmeric, cinnamon, allspice and cayenne pepper, stirring often; reduce heat to medium and simmer for 30 minutes or until tomatoes are soft. Stir in sugar and drained vegetables; bring to boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium and boil gently, stirring often, until thickened, about 20 minutes. Stir in tomato paste about 5 minutes before end of cooking time.

Fill and seal jars; process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

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