I love pickled banana peppers. I have a few bushes growing in my garden and they are great producers. But the one time I tried pickling them they were pretty mushy. So how about some relish?
8-10 Bananna peppers
1/2 Red Onion
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 jalapeno pepper
1 Cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 Tsp course salt
1 Tbl Pickling spice ( I made my own with some mustard seed, celery seed, whole cloves, cayenne pepper and turmeric.)
So I chopped half of the peppers and mixed the rest in the food processor to get a mixture of fine and more course vegetables. I seeded the jalapeno because it came out of my garden and they are usually hotter out of the garden then from the store and banana peppers have a little heat. I like heat but not so much that you can't taste the relish.
Bring the vinegar, sugar and spices to a boil. Then add the vegtables and cook, stirring often for about 10 minutes. This makes about 3 half-pints. Water bath for 5 minutes.