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Baja Fresh' Hatch Chile Relish

Use this relish on any dish to amp up the flavor profile immediately! Sandwiches, chicken dishes, you name it!
Cook Time 1 hr
Servings 12


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Medium Stock Pot


  • 4 Vine ripe tomatoes seeds removed and diced medium
  • 2 Yellow Peppers cleaned and diced
  • 1 large garlic head cleaned and minced
  • 4 ears white corn roasted and cut
  • 1 large white onion peeled and diced
  • 4 cups Melissa's Hatch Chiles roasted
  • 32 oz white distilled vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh honey
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp mixed black and white peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • In a medium stock pot add prepared garlic and onions with the olive oil sweating the onions and garlic for 3-4 min. Next add the roasted corn sautéing the flavors together for at least 5 min.
  • Next add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Once there's a boil bring temperature down to a medium simmer for 30 min.
  • After completion push pot to the side and let the relish start to cool down for the canning process (next)

Canning Process - Pressure Cooker

  • Add all mixed ingredients to your sterilized mason jars 98% full leaving room for pressurised cooking and little air gaps.
  • Pressure cooker/electronic place in cooker, add 1⁄2 water levels to the jars. (half full) Cover, seal and air tight the unit preparing for canning for a total of 8 min to seal the jars safely.
  • After cooking is done place in an ice bath getting your temperature down and full sealing of the containers completed.

Canning Process - Stock Pot w/ Lid

  • In a medium to large stock pot load the jars into the pot stacking two high depending on the size of jars. Next pour water half way to the size of the jar leaving plenty of room with no water.
  • Then place a lid over the pot and bring to a boil for at least 15-20 min depending on the size of the jars (bigger = longer). Once complete remove and ice bath to 38 degrees for safety
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