Pickled Jalapeno Peppers
Pickled Jalapeno Peppers
This pickled jalapeño recipe makes the best crunchy, spicy pickled jalapeños with a touch of sweet. Ready in only 10 minutes and so easy to make! Top your tacos, nachos and so much more!


  • 5-6 jalapeno peppers sliced
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 clove garlic smashed
  • 1 tablespoon honey or use sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns

Cooking/Pickling Directions

  1. First, slice your batch of jalapeño peppers into rings and discard the stems. Stuff the jalapeno slices into a quart sized jar (Ball jar or Mason jar).
  2. Next, add the vinegar, water, honey, garlic, bay leaf, salt, Mexican oregano, and salt to a pot. Bring the brine mixture to a quick boil.
  3. Give it a quick stir, then remove the brine from heat. Cool slightly. 
  4. Pour the brine into the jar over the jalapeno peppers. Secure with a lid and let come to room temperature. Refrigerate until ready to use.
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