Homemade Relish

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Homemade Relish on a Hot Dog

Homemade Relish on a Hot Dog

One of the best things about the summer and fall are the bonfires and cookouts that we are able to have with our friends and family. A staple food at most of these cookouts are hot dogs. Yeah, I know they are not the best for us, but there is just something about having a hot dog cooked over an open flame and being surrounded by the people you love. My favorite thing about the hot dogs are the limitless amount of toppings that can be added. You can keep it simple with just ketchup and mustard or spice it up a bit and throw some coney sauce, onions, or even pickles on your dog. I grew up loving my Dad’s homemade relish on my hot dogs. It is a unique and sweet take on relish, but I think it is the best around. This recipe makes about 5 pints.


  • 15 medium carrots
  • 8 medium cucumbers
  • 2 large green peppers
  • 6 medium onions
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed


Grind the veggies using a food processor. Combine the ground vegetables with the remaining ingredients in a large kettle and heat to boiling. Simmer the mixture for 15 minutes and it is ready to can. Prepare your canner and your jars. Pack the homemade relish into the jars and leave half an inch of headspace. Once the jars are full and back into your canner, process the relish in boiling water for 20 minutes.


Since Sarah & Coley first met, they have enjoyed sharing their love of food--cooking, baking, and culinary exploration. Random fact: when vacationing, they won't eat at any national chain restaurants. For their day jobs, Coley is a Financial Advisor with Investment Centers of America and Sarah is Adjunct Faculty at two local universities and CEO/Social Media Strategist at SociallySeasoned, LLC.
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