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This is my wife's recipe for hot sauce. She is making a batch now, and I decided to share.
16 cups ripe peeled tomatos
4 cups chopped onions
2 cups chopped bell peppers
1 1/2 cups white vinegar
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons garlic salt
add cyanne and/or jalapeno peppers to taste. We use both cause we get them out of the garden
On the tomatos, get water to boiling and drop in the tamatos for a moment. Take them out and put them in cold water. This will make them easy to peel. Cube them up. I don't like large chunks of tomato, so that is why she cubes them. Can just quarter them. Your call.
Put all ingredients in large enamel stock pot. Don't use aluminum. The acid in the tomatos will react to it. Cook, stiring all the while, until the mixture thickens. Taste occasionally to see if you need to add more peppers. The amount of peppers is your call. All peppers are not the same in heat value. We like ours kind of warm, so she starts out with about 20 or so cyanne and 3 or 4 jalapenos. There again, depending on pepper size, you will get a different heat range.
This recipe will make 8 or 9 pints, depending how much you cook it down. Seal up in jars.
This goes good on peas and butter beans, or just dipped with Tostito chips.
Billy, now that sounds like my kind of hot relish and I think your wife fixes stuff just the way I like to eat.
I make a relish that is real simple to make and my kids and grand kids absolutely love it and it is kinda WARM. All it is, is equal parts of jalepeno pepper, vidalia onions, and sugar brought to a boil like your wife does, then cook down until the desired thickness and put into warm jars and add 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 cup cider vinegar to each pint, seal jars and your ready to go. Try mixing 8 ounces of cream cheese and the relish together and use chips or whatever for a delicious treat.
Billy, I forgot to mention putting the sauce that I make on Captain's Wafers, this is the kids favorite way of eating it.
Pete, I haven't found a way to eat hot sauce that isn't good. I put it on greens when I don't have pepper sauce. Used on food, eaten with crackers or chips, let your imagination run wild!!
That's the way I am as well. Sometime when the kids and G-kids are here, they like to nibble on something before the meal is ready and they really dig in to the jalapeno and onion relish. Must be chips of the old block because all of them will eat hot jalapenos like they're going out of style. Tried to explain to one of the 7 yr. olds that the pepper was hot. His reply, I know but I want it anyway. So, I told him to pick out the one he wanted and have at it. I noticed the sweat on his forehead and said, It's hot isn't it! His reply, yes but I'm gonna eat it anyway and did, the entire pod. Pete
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