Scrumptious Tomato Onion Relish
So I decided to make my own Tomato Onion Relish. I'm not a big fan of green relish you buy in stores and I buy a gourmet zesty tomato-onion when it's available. But I can't always get it so the idea of making my own appealed to me!
I found a recipe online from Exclusively Food that sounded good and with a few tweaks I was ready to go. I ended up using the last 12 tomatoes and making a delicious relish for hamburgers, hot dogs or a side with turkey, chicken or pork.
4 Tbsp. oil - I used Canola
4 sweet bell peppers. I used red but yellow would be nice for a contrast with the red of the tomatoes
8 cloves garlic
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Remove the skin of the tomatoes. See instructions (two different methods) for doing this the easy way! Chop them up and dump all bits including juice, in a large pot.
|Saute onions, pepper, garlic|
|In the pot, bring to boil|
Put the onion mixture into the pot with the tomatoes. Add sugar, vinegars, salt and pepper.
|Simmering on stove top|
|Almost thick enough|
|Relish with Empanadas|
|Relish with Turkey Pot Pie & Brussel Sprouts|
Yield from 12 tomatoes was 6 1/2 cups of relish.