Friday, August 13, 2010

A little bit of Chow Chow

And no, not the big fluffy puppy either.  Southern chow chow relish.  Usually made with green tomatoes and red bell peppers.  Well, I switched those two items to ripe tomatoes and green bell peppers and followed a fairly simple recipe.

6 cups ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 medium to large head cabbage, chopped
2 large onions, chopped

3 peppers, chopped
1 c. salt
1 qt. vinegar
2 cups sugar
2 tbsp. celery seed
2 tbsp. mustard seed

Combine tomatoes, cabbage, onions, peppers and salt. Let set overnight. The next day drain, add other ingredients. Cook 1 hour on medium heat. Pour in jars and seal. Water bath 20 minutes.

I made this easier by not salting the tomatoes which were already falling apart, the knife was crushing them fairly well as it was.  I also pulsed the veggies in the food processor since it can chop finer than I canI ended up with 9 pints.


  1. THey look fantastic! I just might have to try....ya know, I LOVE grits so maybe I do have a bit of the South in my Northern blood?
    Terri O--BYC

  2. I'm reading through your recipes as I wait on salted green tomatoes for Chow Chow and some Pickled green tomatoes. What a wonderful job you've done on this blog!! I love seeing all the jars of goodies!!

    Tammy (TsaLaGi Acres) - BYC