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How to Pickle Chile Peppers

Pickled chile peppers are delightfully spicy foods that boost the flavor of a dish. They give a great sour and spicy taste after being pickled. You can pickle any peppers from hot habaneros to sweet bell peppers and everything in between. They are great for topping sandwiches, salads, and meat dishes.

How to Pickle Chile Peppers

Pickled peppers Pickling chile peppers uses a similar process as pickling cucumbers.

You can pickle pepper whole, in strips, or in slices. You can also roast the peppers briefly and remove the skin before pickling them.

Once you've prepared them and any additional ingredients you will be adding such as onion, garlic, or herbs add them to jars.

Make the pickling solution. It is often a combination of vinegar and flavoring ingredients such as salt, sugar, and other spices. Bring the pickling solution a boil and mix well.

Remove the pickling solution from the heat and pour it into the jars filled with chile peppers. Leave about 1/2" at the top of the jar. Seal the jars.

If you are canning the chile peppers you now process the jars in a water bath for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the jars. Once the jars are processed they can be stored in the cabinet for up to a year.

If you are making refrigerator pickles (as opposed to canning them) you would let them cool on the counter and then place them in the refrigerator. They will last up to 6 weeks.

The pickled chile peppers will typically be ready to eat after a day but the longer they remain in the liquid the more flavorful they will become.

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Pickled Chile Pepper Recipes

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Pickled Jalapenos Recipe

I love pickled jalapenos, they're great on hamburgers and hot dogs. They are also a great way to add some extra flavor and texture to steaks or pork chops.
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Pickled Peppers Recipe

When you pickle peppers the result is a spicy, tangy pepper that is great when paired with rich dishes such as steak or fattier cuts of pork.

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