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Mexican Pickled Jalapenos

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"These taqueria-style pickled jalapenos are a great way to preserve jalapenos from your garden. This recipe is suitable for canning but make sure that the vinegar you use has 5% acidity. The pickled jalapenos go great with any Mexican dish."
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3 d 35 m servings 106
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Remove the stems from jalapenos and slice into 1/4-inch thick slices. Remove some or all of the seeds, as desired, by rinsing jalapenos several times in a bowl with cold water and swirling until the seeds break off.
  2. Inspect four 8-ounce jars for cracks and rings for rust, discarding any defective ones. Immerse in simmering water until jalapenos are ready. Wash new, unused lids and rings in warm soapy water.
  3. Toss jalapenos, onion, and carrots together in a bowl.
  4. Combine vinegar, water, pickling salt, and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar has dissolved.
  5. Place 1 garlic clove, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1 bay leaf, 1/2 teaspoon crushed peppercorns, and 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds in each jar. Distribute jalapeno mixture among the jars, packing jars tightly without crushing the vegetables.
  6. Pour boiling pickling liquid over the vegetables, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove any air bubbles and add 1/8 teaspoon Pickle Crisp(R) to each jar.
  7. Wipe jar rims clean and place lids on jars. Put on bands and close tightly.
  8. Process jars in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and remove the lid of the canning pot. Let the jars sit in the hot liquid for 5 minutes, then remove and let them cool for 24 hours. Wait at least 2 days before serving, or up to 1 to 2 weeks.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Wear disposable gloves when removing stems from (and cutting) jalapeno peppers.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 106 calories; 1.9 21.2 3.9 0 2348 Full nutrition

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These came out great!