Mark’s Spicy Pickles

This Mexican chile pepper is called “Chilaca” when used fresh. In California the Poblano chile is often called Pasilla. Since most of these are bought and distributed from California this mislabeling often carries over into the supermarkets nationwide causing alot of confusion. This chile is very mild and is usually consumed in the dry form to make the famous Mexican ‘mole’ sauces.

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3 cups white vinegar
1.5 cups sugar
1/2 tsp celery seed
1/2 tsp mustard seed
1/2 tsp fennel seed
2 tsp salt
1 large dried pasilla pepper, cut up
1 jalapeno, cut up
1 bunch dill
bunch of cucumbers


Add everything but the dill and cucumbers to a pot and bring to a boil. Meanwhile get your jars and fill with your dill and cucumbers. when the water mix comes to a boil take it off and let it sit for a minute, then fill your jars. This batch should fill 3-4 packed jars. Then can.