How to jar fresh jalapenos

My garden is literally bursting with jalpenos this year!  Im not even sure as to why because for the past several years I have been unable to grow them.   Its been quite pathetic actually!  But this year the jalapeno making gods are on my side and I have tons!  So I wanted to learn How to Jar Fresh Jalapenos.


I love having my little garden it makes me so gitty to watch things grow.  I feel so proud and my kiddos love helping me and watch our favorite veggies grow.  Now that I have been actually able to grow some jalapenos I thought why not can them to use all winter long.  So I start researching  How to jar Fresh Jalapenos.  I just wanted to find the most basic simple recipe.

It was easy  to put toghether and  I ddidn’t spend hours in the kitchen with other canning recipes.  I did have tons to can with this recipe so I did cut it in half and I still ended up  getting 4 jars ready.

Slice all the jalapenos ( I wish I would have had gloves)

How to can fresh jalapenos

Place sliced jalapenos into warm jars.  Add 1 garlic clove and pickling salt.  Next add in vinegar mixture.


Carefully add jars into water bath and boil for 15 minutes.  Making sure jars are completly submerged in water.

How to can fresh jalapenos

Remove jars and let cool.  Make sure the center of lid is no longer “popping” this way you know you  got a good seal.

One of my very happy Jalapeno plants…sorry photo is sideways!


How to jar fresh jalapenos
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Have your summer jalpenos last all winter long!
Serves: 4 jars
  • 3 cups sliced jalapenos, or leave whole and make a slit in pepper
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp pickling salt, do not use table salt
  1. Clean and sterilize jars and lids. (either quick wash in dishwasher or I placed them in the boiling water bath for 20 minutes prior to using)
  2. Wash and slice jalapenos
  3. In a sauce pan combine white wine vinegar and water until soft boil, remove from heat.
  4. In hot jars, fill with jalapenos leaving a 1 inch gap on top.
  5. Add in 1 garlic clove and ½ tsp pickling salt to each jar.
  6. Fill with warm vinegar mixture.
  7. Wipe of rim of jar, to make sure you get a good seal
  8. Place jars into water bath making sure they are covered completly for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from water and make sure the lid is no longer "popping"
Make sure your jars are warm so jars do not break when adding in the vinegar mixture.