Hamburger Relish Hamburger Relish

Author: Canadian Living

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

  • Portion size 75 servings


  • 2 cups chopped cucumbers (unpeeled)
  • 1 cup each chopped sweet red pepper yellow and green peppers
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup pickling salt
  • 4 cups chopped seeded peeled tomatoes
  • 3 cups white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste


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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Hamburger Relish