Bread and Butter Pickles

This recipe from the “Ball Blue Book of preserving” for bread and butter pickles is not only easy but they go great on burgers made with our organic grassfed beef!

 

Ingredients:
4 pounds 4-to 6-inch cucumbers, cut into 1/4 – inch slices
2 pounds onions, thinly sliced (about 8 small)
1/3 cup canning salt
2 cups sugar
2 Tablespoons mustard seed
2 Teaspoons turmeric
2 Teaspoons celery seed
1 Teaspoon ginger
1 Teaspoon peppercorns
3 cups vinegar

Combine cucumber and onion slices in a large bowl, layering with salt; cover with ice cubes. Let stand 1 ½ hours. Drain; rinse; drain again. Combine remaining ingredients in a large saucepot; bring to a boil. Add drained cucumbers and onions and return to a boil. Pack hot pickles and liquid into hot jars, leaving ¼-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Adjust tow-piece caps. Process 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner.

Yield: about 7 pints