After returning home from dropping my boys off at school this morning, I started making my spaghetti sauce for tonight’s dinner. As I was in the refrigerator pulling out ingredients for my task at hand, I realized that I still had an abundance of peppers that we brought home from my mother-in-law’s last weekend.
I wanted to be sure to use them before they started to go bad, so I decided on two condiments that I could make with them. I’m sharing the first recipe in this post and I’ll share the second after we have the opportunity to try them…They have to “rest” for a whole week before they’re ready. 😐
The recipe I’m sharing today is for Hot Pepper Relish. YUM! I’m sure there are many things that you could top with this, but there is just one thing that I have always used it for…HOAGIES! Or, as, most of you would know them, sub-sandwiches.
I’m from Pennsylvania and I grew up only knowing them as hoagies. Most people believe that a hoagie and a sub sandwich are one and the same. I can’t speak for all, but hoagies in my family were a little different than a typical sub sandwich.
What is the difference? Two simple little things…oregano and pepper relish. For me, it’s just a sub-sandwich without them. With them, it becomes a HOAGIE!
Whether you call it a hoagie or a sub, this hot pepper relish is delish!
- 2 cups assorted chili peppers, chopped (I used a mix of red chili, cherry, and jalapeno peppers)
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup rice vinegar (red-pepper seasoned)
- 1/3 cup (heaping) sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
- 2 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
- salt to taste
- Combine all ingredients in saucepan and heat to a low boil over medium heat.
- After mixture starts to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes (most of the liquid should be absorbed).
- Cool for a few minutes then pulse in blender until desired consistency is reached.
- Store in the refrigerator.
Fun fact…as the hot pepper relish was simmering on the stove, I read that today was “National Eat a Hoagie Day” on http://livecheapfeelrich.wordpress.com/! Woohoo! I just may have a new favorite “holiday”…at least until I find out if there is a National Peanut Butter Day. 🙂