I grew up eating my dad’s homemade burritos every other weekend (my parents were divorced and we were with my dad every other weekend). His recipe consisted of tortillas, pureed beans, Mexican rice, cheese, sour cream, and jalapeños. Of course, I needed to know how he made his canned pickled jalapeños so crunchy and amazing. He shared his recipe with me and now I am sharing it with you! I only changed one thing, I swapped the sugar for Swerve (a sweetener that does not affect your blood sugar, and that actually tastes good!).
Make these ahead of time and then you'll have delicious pickled jalapenos for nachos, burritos, and all your Mexican and spicy dishes.
- Slice jalapeños and set aside.
- Sterilize 4 glass quart jars.
- Pack peppers into the jars (you might want to wear gloves, or definitely avoid touching your eyes).
- Bring water, vinegar, swerve, and sea salt to a boil — this is your brine.
- Boil lids for jars.
- Pour brine over peppers until 1/2 inch from the top of the jar.
- Using a clean towel, wipe the rim of the jar.
- Place a sterilized lid on top.
- Screw on the ring.
- Allow to cool, the lids should pop sealed.
- Monitor for 24 hours, if the lid does not pop down, then place the jar in the fridge as it will spoil without a good seal.
- Place the sealed jars in storage away from heat and light; the canned pickled jalapeños last for up to 2 years.