Jalapeno Peppers Canning

How to Can Jalapeño Peppers
How to Can Jalapeño Peppers

We love fresh jalapeños and wait every year for those fat little green peppers to appear in the garden.  Quickly summer is over and I am back to buying store-bought jar pickled jalapeños.

Well if you know anything about me and the way we live, that just doesn’t work.  First I am spending money buying something I can make, second I don’t know what goes in those jars.  Sure they list stuff, half the time a person wouldn’t know what most of the ingredients are.

This year we are canning our own pickles jalapeños to be used in making cheese, flat breads, soups, all my Mexican dishes and who knows what else.

First sterilize your jars, lids and seals.  If you have a dishwasher run them through the hottest cycle setting.

2 quarts jalapeno peppers
3 cups white vinegar
3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon pickling spice for each jar
1 clove garlic for each jar peeled but left whole.  (used 1/2 teaspoon dried garlic)

Wearing gloves clean out the seeds from the peppers after cutting off the tops.  Slice pepper into rings (can leave whole after cleaning).

Place jalapeños into sterilized jars leaving 1/2 inch space at the top.

Combine water and vinegar.  Heat to simmer.  Don’t boil.

Pour vinegar and water into jars so jalapeños are covered.

Add pickling spice and garlic to jar.

Using a knife run it along the side to release any air bubbles.

Wipe rim of jars.

Add lids and rings.

Process in a water bath.  Pints 10 minutes.  ENJOY!



38 thoughts on “Jalapeno Peppers Canning

  1. Brilliant! I only had 3 grow this year in my poor neglected little garden…next year I hope to have lots more and will definitely be canning now that I know it can be done!

  2. These look so good – I used to not like jalapenos… when I was younger – but my taste buds have changed as I get older and can handle more spice in my life! These don’t look that hard to do – you make it look simple! This is great because you can put them in so many different dishes and recipes!

  3. I have been wanting to try my hand at canning. I love jalapenos, too, and that sounds like a great way to keep them fresh for later.

  4. I have never tried canning, but am planning to soon. I’m not one for spicy foods, but this does sound good. I know my family would enjoy it.

  5. Our jalapeño plants are going absolutely crazy right now so I am so glad I came across this canning recipe. It is such a fun thing to do with my kids on a rainy day, too! Love it!

  6. Nothing beats homemade pickled peppers. You can them according to your taste and preference, not like when you get them at the store. I saw this post and the first thing that came to my mind was the nursery rhyme, “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers…” 🙂

  7. I’ve seen people can jalapenos but have never tried it myself. Maybe I should give your recipe a try. Pickled jalapenos are my favorite condiment!

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