Look at these mouth watering jalapeños!

If your mouth isn’t watering, then I don’t know what to say. These babies are tasty if I don’t say so myself.

So here’s my super secret jalapeño recipe. It’s so secret, only you and I know about it. So before you look at the recipe, here’s the back story on how I started making our own pickled jalapeños…

The wife did one of those store pickup deals. When she ordered jalapeños, she ordered 9, or so she thought. It turned out, it was 9 pounds of jalapeños! So what do you do when you accidentally order 9 pounds of jalapeños?

You make lots of pickled jalapeños! :joy:

WEB’s Jalapeño Recipe :grin:

This is roughly what I use and do.

  • 2 pounds of jalapeño peppers
  • ½ sliced white onion
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups distilled white vinegar (5% acidity)
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano or basil
  • 4 bay leaves


  1. Remove stems from the jalapeños and slice 1/4-inch thick. Remove the seeds for less heat, for more heat, keep the seeds. I never remove the seeds. The easy way to remove the seeds, rinse the jalapeños in water.
  2. Throw some olive oil in a pan on medium heat. Toss in the jalapeños, onion, carrots, and garlic. Now let it simmer until the peppers turn an army green color. Then, they’re ready for the big time.
  3. Combine the vinegar, water, seasonings, and your cooked jalapeños, onion, garlic, and carrots in a big pot. Medium-high heat and cover. Once it starts to boil, I turn the heat down and simmer for about 15-20 minutes. I did this to get everything to marinate together.
  4. Then, just pour them into glass jars and store them in the fridge.

Note: I put my jars in hot water before pouring in the hot mixture. This preheats the jars. The reason, I was concerned the quick temperature change might cause the jars to crack. I used old pickle and olive jars that we already had.

By the way, they last for several months. Actually, we make them disappear pretty quick! Ohh, and I adapted my recipe from one at allrecipes.com that is fit for canning.


Oh that looks fantastic!!! I cannot wait to try this. I will let you know when we do. I may adapt this recipe to a fermenting version…we shall see!

Thank you souch for sharing! And thank Maggie for making that mistake! I love those types of mistakes…I bet y’all were cracking up when you opened the box!

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