A few years ago when I inherited a garden full of green tomatoes I found this recipe.
It is a great way to use up a crop of green tomatoes late in the fall when frost happens before they have time to get ripe.
24 large green tomatoes
3 red bell peppers halved and seeded
2 green bell peppers halved and seeded
12 large onions peeled
3 Tablespoons celery seed
3 Tablespoons mustard seed
1 Tablespoon salt
5 cups white sugar
2 cups cider vinegar
In a grinder or food processor corsely grind the tomatoes, bell peppers and onion. (I had to do in batches because my food processor is small.)
Pour this mixture into a colander lined with cheesecloth and let drain for 1 to 1 1/2 hours
Pour the drained mix into a non aluminum stock pot with the remaining ingredients
Bring the mix to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes stiring frequently
Pack into sterilized jars.Cut down the jar to release any air pockets and fill in any spaces Fill to the top leaving no headroom.
Screw on lids.
Process in a hotwater bath for 30 minutes. I live at a very high altitude so I increased the processing time to 40 minutes.
Yeilds approx 12 pints relish