Jalapeno Relish (Cowboy Candy)

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  1. Manzanita

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    I got this recipe from my neighbor after trying some that he made. Made my first batch yesterday evening.

    • 4 lb Jalapeno peppers (sliced)
    • 2 lb onions (diced)
    • 1/2 cup white vinegar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 6 cups sugar
    • 2 Tbsp mustard seed
    • 1 tsp turmeric
    • 2 tsp celery seed
    • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
    Do this outside. You'll be glad you did.

    Put peppers and onions in stock pot with water and vinegar. Bring to a boil and simmer until everything is soft.

    Drain off most (or all) of the water. There will only be a little but you won't need it. The amount to drain off is not critical. The sugar you are about to add will be more than enough liquid.

    Add sugar and spices. Bring to a soft boil and simmer for about 10 minutes.

    Bottle it up. I put mine in 1/2 pint jars with 1/4" headspace. For canning, place in hot water bath (boiling water) for 20 minutes for 1/2 pint or 1 pint jars.

    If you have any liquid left, save it. Probably be great for cooking or as a baste.
     
  2. Mepperson

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    That sounds very good. Too bad I don't have enough japalenos left. Wanna trade a jar for some hot homemade salsa?
     
  3. Manzanita

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    Sure! PM or email me and we'll get together.
     
  4. Manzanita

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    The sweet habanero sauce recipe is here. Although the recipe uses canned peaches in heavy syrup, the last time I was in the grocery getting the ingredients I looked for mangos to try in a batch and couldn't find any.

    Got a bumper crop of habaneros this year so I'm swimming in the stuff. I've made no telling how many batches and I've still got a fridge drawer crammed with newly picked heebs.
     
  5. Mepperson

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    Save me a jar of the candy, I need to get time so we can make a trade.
     
  6. joeyt1964

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    Do you seed the peppers or not?
     
  7. Manzanita

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    Optional. Made one batch with seeds and I was the only one in the family who could eat it. Bunch of babies...
     
  8. joeyt1964

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    k i like things with a kick or a little bite but not hot so i will take out most of seeds. Thanks for the recipe, we bought some from a vendor at a deer expo and it took me two hours to find this recipe. I hope it compares, the ingredients look right so crossing my fingers. We ate the jar in 2 days! He called it crack on a cracker because it was so additive, and now I know why.
     
  9. Mepperson

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    We never did get together to trade out some canned goodness. I just made some salsa yesterday that I named XXX, some of the hottest to date.
     
  10. joeyt1964

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    Just finished making this, and tasted a little I had left, and I am very please, tastes just like the stuff we bought! I only used seeds from 2-3 peppers just enough to give it a kick. Thanks for the recipe!!
     
  11. Rat

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    Awesome. Thanks for the recipe. This will give me something else to try with my jalaps. I've been making pickled whole peppers and jelly but I love relishes. I'll have to try some with some cream cheese on a cracker. MMM.
     
  12. WildmanWilson

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    Here is a reply I read on a BBQ forum where someone posted this same recipe....I mean really....It was just some people like use sharing a recipe...not someone going in business using the name.

    Pursuant to registration Number 3,738,661, W.H.H. Ranch Co. is the legal owner of the U.S. registered trademark of Cowboy Candy for jalapeno based food products/recipes. It has come to our attention that your product/recipe has been using the COwboy Candy name in violaion of this U.S. registered trademark.
    You are hereby commanded to cease and desist your use of the Cowboy Candy name on any and all of your products/recipes that are jalapeno based food. Failure to do so will reslult i W.H.H. Ranch Co. legal enforcement of its trademark without further notice to you. Thank you , Elizabeth Burch Hamzy, W.H.H. Ranch. Our address is P.O. Box 311, Shepherd TX 77371
     
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    I made a batch of this yesterday and I'm hooked on it. Put some on a cracker with cream cheese...I could eat a jar full and a brick of cheese at a time.
     

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