As a child I frequently had Bick’s Hamburger Relish. The availability of this product in the USA is spotty at best, so as usual I made it myself. This recipe is really, really close to what I remember, and you can easily make a half batch.
Makes about 10 to 12 pints
Mix ground cucumbers, onions, and peppers with salt in a large bowl. Let stand overnight and then drain.
Cook all other ingredients in a large pot and boil for about 5 minutes.
Add cucumber mixture and bring back to a boil.
*May add extra sugar, spices, vinegar to get desired taste.
Boil for 15 minutes and pour into sterilized jars and seal.
I know the recipe says hamburger relish, but this is equally lovely with sausages or other grilled meats. And yes, I increased the mustard seed to 2 tablespoons because I like mustard seeds. Why else make it yourself if you don’t customise it?