Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Banana Peppers-Stuffed and Pickled

Cabbage stuffed peppers has been a favorite in southern homes for generations.  These are so easy to make and are sure to be a hit with your family if you like pickled peppers.  

What you will need:  Yields approximately 7 quarts if you use large peppers putting 5 to 6 stuffed peppers in each jar.

For the peppers:
35 to 40  Medium to Large Hot or Sweet Banana Peppers
1 large head of cabbage shredded
3 teaspoons of canning salt
2 teaspoons of celery seeds
1 teaspoon of black pepper

For the brine:
7 1/2 cups of White Vinegar
1 1/2 cups of water
4 cups of granulated sugar

Wash your peppers.   
Cut the top off and de-seed them but leave whole.  Cut several slits in the sides of each pepper.
Mix shredded cabbage, salt, celery seeds and pepper together and stuff inside your peppers.
Make your brine by mixing the vinegar, water and sugar together and bring to a boil.
Put peppers into clean, hot jars.
Pour boiling brine over the peppers leaving 1/2 inch head-space.
Wipe rims of jars with a damp cloth.
Put on lids and bands and tighten down finger tight.
Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes

See chart for your elevation:

Process time for Pickled Hot Peppers stuffed with cabbage  in a boiling-water canner.
Process Time at Altitudes of
Style of PackJar Size0 - 1,000 ft1,001 - 6,000 ftAbove 6,000 ft
RawPints or Quarts10 min1520