Canning Jalapenos – A Quick How-To Guide

What’s a pizza without jalapenos? Well, not just pizza, jalapeno is an important ingredient in a wide range of dishes. While jalapenos can be very spicy at times, you can control the level of spice by canning jalapenos. So, why don’t you make the most of this method to get the best taste out of your jalapenos?

In this quick guide, we’ll tell you everything about canning jalapenos and thus preserving them to extend their life. So then, read on to know more. I

What You’ll Need

In brief, to begin with, before we follow the instructions of the canning process, let’s look at the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Around 1 kg jalapenos
  • 6 liters of freezing cold water
  • 6 cups of cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • 450 ml purified water
  • 375 ml pickling lime
  • 2 tbsp canning salt
  • 2.5 tbsp celery seeds
  • 5 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 5 x 16oz (500mls) jars

Step-wise Instructions to Canning Jalapenos

Follow the steps to can your jalapenos the right way:

  • As a rule, to begin with, wash the canning jars and lids thoroughly with warm water and soap.
  • Dry the canning jars and lids.
  • Next, slice the jalapenos by making ¼ inch thick cuts. However make sure all the slices are evenly cut.
  • In a glass, steel, or plastic container, mix the pickling lime and ice water.
  • Next, soak the jalapenos in the freezing water.
  • Next, place the container in the refrigerator for around 12-24 hours.
  • Afterward, once the soaking process is complete, drain the soaked jalapenos and rinse them.
  • Afterward soak the jalapenos in a clean container filled with purified water.
  • Next, repeat the rinse and soak process two more times.
  • Now take a water bath canner and fill it with boiling water. Place a jar rack to keep your canning jars in the water bath.
  • Afterward, in a small bowl, mix the mustard seeds and celery seeds.
  • Next, add equal amounts of the mixture to all the jars.
  • Now add the jalapenos to each canning jar.
  • Also In a separate sauce, boil the canning salt, vinegar, and purified water.
  • Next, ladle the brine mix over the jalapenos in the canning jars.
  • Next, lower the jars into the water bath canner filled with boiling water.
  • Remove the canning jars from the water bath after subsequently 10-15 minutes.
  • With the help of tongs, carefully remove the canning jars from the water bath canner and cool them.
  • Lastly, store the canned jalapenos in a dry place.


In summary, that’s all you need to can your jalapenos. So then what are your thoughts after reading this? Not too difficult. By the way, if you have any questions regarding the process of canning jalapenos, you can add your questions to the comments section below or contact us, and we’ll happily get back to you. Alternatively what other foods do you like to can? Let us know in the comments under here, and if we haven’t done so already, we’ll create a simple guide on how to can those foods as well.