Pickled Jalapeños!

If you like pickled jalapeños, you’ll LOVE this homemade version!

I hit the Big Top Flea Market again Saturday to get some more really cheap and fresh produce. I picked up some more jalapeños and some little red peppers that I think may be cayenne peppers…img_8581

Last week I made a jar of pickled jalapeños because I had LOTS of peppers and no idea what to do with all of them! I found a few recipes online and combined, mixing and matching and picking and choosing what worked with the ingredients I had on hand and what I thought sounded good. Here’s what I came up with:


  • Fresh jalapeños or other hot peppers, sliced (enough to fill a glass jar-a mason jar would work great for this)
  • 1/2 an onion, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water

Bring water and vinegar to a boil with sugar, salt, garlic and oregano. Add sliced onion. Simmer for a few minutes.

In the meantime, slice jalapeños and fill a glass jar with them.

Pour hot liquid over peppers, covering completely. You can put the onion in also or discard it at this point.

Let cool, put a lid on, and refrigerate at least overnight.

Then go to town!

They should last about a month in the fridge.

img_8584Allen loved them. So I decided to make this second batch for the guys he’s working with now.

I will never buy pickled jalapeños again. These are so much better!

2 thoughts on “Pickled Jalapeños!

  1. Wow pavlovian response here drooling when you said pickled jalapenos.

    Do these come out like a bread and butter pickle kind of sweet? Wonder if artificial sweetener can be used instead of all that sugar (diabetes)?

    Cool (or is it???) Recipe …. cant wait to try it!

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    • Surprisingly they did not come out like a bread and butter pickle, although I was a little afraid of that at first! I think the sugar just balances the vinegar a bit. I have no clue how artificial sweetener would work, or if it would at all, but I bet you could definitely cut down on the sugar or leave it out altogether. They might just have a bit more of a bite to them…? I say give it a shot!


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