Monday, July 25, 2011

A Peck of Pickled Peppers

Peter Piper isn't the only one who can pick a peck of pickled peppers!
This isn't one of our quick recipes but it is one of our BEST recipes. We make it in huge batches and they never last longer then a week or two in the fridge.
We eat them straight out of the jar, or with a little cheese on a cracker. But our favorite way is topping a burger!

2 red peppers
1 green pepper
2 yellow peppers
2 orange peppers
3 jalapeno peppers
1 very large onion
1/4 cup kosher salt
12 ice cubes
2 cups sugar
1 cup vinegar
1 tbsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp celery seeds (optional)

1) thinly slice peppers and onions using a food processor, it's the fastest and most effective way to slice that many peppers.

2) In a large bowl combine peppers, onions and salt. Toss. Top with ice cubes. Let sit on the counter for 2 hours.

3) After 2 hours, rinse in water. Use a salad spinner to dry the peppers off or blot with a clean kitchen towel.

4) in a saucepan combine sugar, vinegar, and mustard seeds. Heat on stove while stirring until the sugar dissolves into the vinegar. Once it comes to a boil, remove it from heat,

5) Fill jars with the sliced peppers and onions.

6) Pour the warm vinegar into the jars over the pepper mixture.

7) Leave the lids off while the filled jars cool on the counter (about 30 min). Screw lids on and store in the fridge for up to 3 months.

I don't bother canning them as they rarely last an entire month in the fridge, they're Lee's favorite so making sure they get eaten before they go bad has never been a problem!

I hope you'll try them! In the words of Tony the Tiger "They're . . . . . . .GREAT!"


  1. This sounds so delicious! Yum! And I love all the bright colors. =)

  2. Yum! Sounds delicious. We love all kinds of peppers so this is perfect. Thanks Ashli! And, your apron is darling.

  3. This is so cool! I've always been scared to try canning, but this looks like something I could handle! Thanks for sharing this!!

  4. How does your hubby eat them? Just curious. Looks delicious! We have a similar recipe called Hot snack its JalapeƱos and Garlic cloves. We eat them on crackers along with some cheese cubes.

  5. These look and sound fabulous! Does he eat them out of the jar or with something grilled?


  6. How funny! I just made Homemade Refrigerator Pickles this past weekend too (great use for garden cucumbers!). Slightly different recipe, but!

    I bet yours has a bit of a kick with the jalapenos!

  7. Those look amazing! Such beautiful colors, and sound yummy too!

  8. My father-in-law does this and I never new it was this easy. Now I can make them too!! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Lee Loves them with cheese and crackers, but also on a burger or just straight out of the jar!!
    They're super easy, super tastey and they're always a big hit at parties!!!
    I hope you'll try them!

  10. Wuhuu, thx for sharing, I'm trying this right now. I live in a collective house in Denmark, and we collect a lot of vegetables and non food from our local supermarket dumpster, organic and everything... But we are not able to eat it all at once, this is a great way to store it :o)
    Nice blog btw

    Randi from Copenhagen


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