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June 13, 2018 Canning, Condiments, Pickles, Pickling, Recipes

Pickled Jalapeno Pepper Recipe

(Updated June 29, 2020)

This Pickled Jalapeno Pepper Recipe from Mrs. Wages, offers a great way to enjoy Jalapeno peppers and not suffer from the heat in the process! They still offer a kick, but pickling them mellows out the heat. Add the pickled jalapeno peppers to tacos, nachos, or pulled pork sandwiches. Top a pizza or bowl of chili with them, or chop them up and add them to the batter for your next batch of cornbread! Yum!

Special preserves like these pickled jalapeno peppers, which are often canned in smaller jars can make great house-warming or holiday gifts. Although this recipe references a pint. You can certainly can them in smaller jars. We’d recommend our 4oz or 8oz tapered jars or Ball jars. Processing time would be the same.

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Pickled Jalapeno Peppers
  • 1 pint jalapeño peppers
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp Mrs. Wages Canning & Pickling Salt
  • 1 tsp Mrs. Wages Mixed Pickling Spices
  1. Wash peppers thoroughly and pack tightly into jar, leaving 1/2-inch head space.
  2. Combine vinegar, water, salt, and pickling spice in medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil.
  3. Carefully pour boiling hot liquid over peppers to within 1/2-inch of jar top. Adjust lid.
  4. Process 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.
Recipe Notes

Yields - 1 Pint

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  1. Mary Posted November 18, 2019 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Hello, and thank you for their recipe and site ! I want to make the pickled jalos, but, have a question. Can I substitute Himalayan Pink Sea salt for the canning and pickling salt? Thanks, mary

    • Fillmore Container Posted November 18, 2019 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

      Hi Mary,

      Pickling salt is different than other salts because it does not contain anti-caking ingredients, which can turn pickling liquid cloudy, or additives like iodine, which can make pickles dark. In addition, pickling salt has fine granules that make it easy to dissolve in a brine.
      The National Center for Home Food Preservation says – “Use of canning or pickling salt is recommended. Fermented and non-fermented pickles may be safely made using either iodized or non-iodized table salt. However, non-caking materials added to table salts may make the brine cloudy. Flake salt varies in density and is not recommended for use.”

      When making substitutions for pickling salt, keep in mind that weight per volume can differ. Salts coarser than pickling salt may also take longer to dissolve.
      Weight of different salts is something you’ll need to consider to adapt your recipe. The University of Wisconsin – Cooperative Extension advises that 1 1/2 cups of flaked kosher salt equals about 1 cup of canning and pickling salt, or about 50% more kosher salt. For fermented pickles, they recommend measuring by weight: 7 3/4 ounces (220 grams) of flaked salt is equivalent to 1 cup of canning and pickling salt.

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  2. Mike Posted June 10, 2023 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Can I just use the pickle bread and butter mix for jalapeños?

    • Fillmore Container Posted June 28, 2023 at 9:53 am | Permalink

      Hi Mike, If you’re using a pre-made mix, we’d recommend verifying with the manufacturer of the mix. The answer to your question might be answered on the literature included with their product.