Pickled Okra Recipe

Pickled Okra Recipe

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  • Yields: 7 quarts
Pickled Okra Recipe


28 cups 1-inch chopped okra (about 10 lbs raw pack)

11 cups Mrs. Wages® White Distilled Vinegar (5% acidity)

2 1/3 cups sugar

3 cups water

1 pouch Mrs. Wages® Pickled Okra & Vegetables Mix


1PREPARE and PROCESS home canning jars and lids according to manufacturer’s instructions for sterilized jars. Keep jars hot.

2WASH and trim vegetables. Set aside in a large bowl.

3COMBINE Mrs. Wages® White Distilled Vinegar, sugar, water and Mrs. Wages® Pickled Okra & Vegetables Mix in a large non-reactive saucepan. Do not use aluminum. Bring mixture just to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture dissolves. Remove from heat.

4PACK vegetables into sterilized hot jars, leaving ½-inch headspace. Evenly divide hot pickling liquid among the packed jars, leaving ½-inch headspace. Unused brine may be stored in a non-reactive container up to 1 week in refrigerator. Remove air bubbles, wipe rim and cap each jar as it is filled. If more liquid is needed for proper headspace, add a mix of 3 parts hot vinegar and 1 part hot water.

5PROCESS pints 10 minutes*, quarts 15 minutes*, in a boiling water bath canner. Turn off heat, carefully remove canner lid, and let jars stand for 5 minutes in canner. Remove jars. Let jars sit undisturbed to cool at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours.

6Test jars for airtight seals according to manufacturer’s directions. If jars do not completely seal, refrigerate and consume within 1 week. Product is ready to eat after 24 hours. Before serving, chill to enhance flavor and crispness. Store properly processed shelf-stable product in a cool place, and use within 1 year.

Mrs. Wages Safety notes:
For canning safety, always consider your local altitude when calculating accurate processing times. Read this USDA guide for proper food safety and canning processing guidelines or consult the National Center for Home Food Preservation’s Guide 1 Principles of Home Canning. Also, prepare and process home canning jars and lids according to manufacturer’s instructions for sterilized jars. Keep jars hot.

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