Simple Vinegar Pickles

Simple Vinegar Pickles

1 cup distilled white vinegar
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups white sugar (optional)
6 cups sliced cucumbers
1 cup sliced onions
1 cup sliced green bell peppers
4 whole cloves garlic
hot pepper (optional)

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring vinegar, salt and sugar to a boil. Boil until the sugar has dissolved, about 10 minutes.
  2. Place the cucumbers, onions, garlic, hot peppers and green bell peppers in a large bowl. Pour the vinegar mixture over the vegetables. Transfer to sterile containers such as glass canning jar, tightly cover with lid, and store in the refrigerator.
  3. Ready after 24 hours, but they will get better with time.  Taste them periodically to see how you like them.