Green Tomato Chow-Chow

Donna Brown


I received this recipe from my daughters' mother-in-law. It is a good way to use those green tomatoes at the end of summer before the frost gets them. It is good over peas, white or brown beans, or on a hot dog.

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1 gal
chopped cabbage
2 qt
chopped green tomatoes
12 medium
chopped onions
green bell peppers
red bell pepper
several ribs chopped celery or celery seed
2 qt
cider vinegar
2 - 3 lb
sugar, sweeten to your taste
hot pepper, to your taste (you may leave this out if you don't want it hot)
6 Tbsp
mustard seed
1 Tbsp
ground cloves
1 Tbsp
onion powder
***you can, of course, leave any of the spices out you don't like


1Chop vegetables, sprinkle with salt and let stand overnight, drain well before cooking. Add spices and cook 30 - 40 minutes. Have jars and flaps sterilized. Fill jars, leaving about a 1/4 inch head space. Seal. **It would be easy to 1/2 the recipe if you don't have enough of the ingredients to make the whole recipe.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Spreads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian