I needed something to do with all the jalapenos I currently have bursting out of my garden. So I thought Why not pickle some? I had more older jalapenos that had turned red already so I thought it made it look more festive to mix them together.
The jalapenos will turn from the bright green color to that ugly green after they bathe in the vinegar mixture for a few days. The garlic is a nice accent to the flavor, but don’t be afraid if it turns a hue of blue from the vinegar. Some of mine did and others didn’t, it has something to do with enzymes being released, that reacts with the vinegar.
They will keep fine in the refrigerator for about 6 months that is if they last that long. I add them to my Beef and Bean Taco Cups , nachos, hot dogs, chili, burgers. I mean the list is endless really. My hubby just eats them right out of the jar. You definitely need to give these a try, you will be surprised at just how easy they really are to make.
- 20-30 Jalapeño Peppers, Sliced
- 2 cups vinegar
- 2 cups water
- 4 cloves garlic smashed
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- In a medium saucepan combine water, vinegar, garlic, salt and sugar. Bring to a boil whisking until sugar and salt are dissolved. Remove from heat, let cool 15 minutes.
- Slice jalapenos and add them to the jars. Add the pickling juices to the jars, make sure you get some garlic cloves into each jar. Let cool to room temperature then add lid and place in fridge.