Sweet Corn & Pepper Relish

sweet corn and pepper relish

Ingredients for Sweet Corn & Pepper Relish:

  • 2 lb (900 g) sweet corn kernels
  • 1 lb (450 g) white cabbage
  • 1 lb (450 g) onions
  • 2 green peppers
  • 2 red peppers
  • 8z (225 g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1¾ pints (1 litre) white wine or cider vinegar

Method for Sweet Corn & Pepper Relish:

  1. Put the vinegar, sugar, salt, ground cloves, mustard and turmeric into a large pan and bring to the boil.
  2. Finely cjop the cabbage, onions and peppers. Add them with the sweet corn to the vinegar mixture.
  3. Bring back to the boil and stir in the flour.
  4. Simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until fairly stiff but still moist.
  5. Ladle into hot, clean, sterilized jars, cover and seal.
  6. Label when fully cool.

Makes about 4 lb (1.8 kg) of Sweet Corn & Pepper Relish.

We don’t quite know how, but a barbecue without a sweetcorn relish  just isn’t a barbecue. It works even better with vegetarian burgers which can be a little drier than beef burgers.

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3 comments on “Sweet Corn & Pepper Relish
  1. maureen flogdell says:

    Thank people been looking for this recipe for a while, but now I have a computer I’ll be doing more. Recipe nice and clear and simple.

  2. gary & kelly says:

    Hi Val, made the sweetcorn relish from the recipe and just tried it tonight. What can i say….I don’t think you can find anything close to the quality of what I tasted tonight with our burger and chips!!! Thanks so much I shall be trying other recipes out on this website in the future if that is anything to go by. Keep up the good work and thumbs up on a fab website!!!!! Thanks again

    gary & kellyH

  3. Autumn19 says:


    Followed instrucitons, but something must have gone wrong, have no idea what but end result looked so unappetising I binned the lot. The liquid never thickened, though not sure if it should have done so and the whole lot took on a dull greyish look…. ugg. What could have gone wrong?

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