Old Fashioned Tomato Relish
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Old Fashioned Tomato Relish

This recipe for old fashioned tomato relish is an old Australian recipe that is easy to make and will compliment any meat.  This tomato relish is wonderful on hamburgers, beef and lamb sandwiches or wraps.

It’s a great way to preserve excess tomatoes and onions from the garden saving money and reducing food waste. 

Makes 2.5 Litres (2.64 quarts)

*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.

If you don’t have a funnel with a wide enough spout. Try this funnel from Amazon. It comes in handy for canning. (Paid link)

How to Sterilise Jars and Lids

Place jars on a rack in a tall saucepan then fill each jar with hot water so they don’t float.  Continue filling the saucepan with water until the level is above the jars.  Place the lids in the water then bring to a boil.

How to sterilise jars and lids

Continue to boil for 10 minutes then remove from the heat and carefully take out of the water with clean tongs emptying the water out of the jars.  Place jars and lids on a baking tray then place in a preheated oven at least 100°C (215°F) until ready to fill.

How to remove jars from hot water

Tip

If you are short like me it is easier to put the tall saucepan in the sink to be able to remove the jars.  I use tongs with rubber ends and have a tea towel ready to grab the jar as soon as it’s out of the water.

Try this guide on how to get the labels off jars so you don’t have to purchase jars for canning. If you do need to purchase canning jars try these from Amazon. (Paid link)

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Looking for more ways to preserve your tomatoes? Try this guide on semi drying then freezing tomatoes.

For more information on canning, freezing and drying food try this guide to Food Preservation.

Do you enjoy cooking with food grown in your own garden? You might like this guide to Homesteading or this recipe for Old Fashioned Bread and Butter Pickles.

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