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green tomato chow-chow

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Donna Brown
West TN, TN

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.

(1 rating)
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For green tomato chow-chow

  • 1 gal
    chopped cabbage
  • 2 qt
    chopped green tomatoes
  • 12 md
    chopped onions
  • 12
    green bell peppers
  • 12
    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
  • tumeric
  • ***you can, of course, leave any of the spices out you don't like

How To Make green tomato chow-chow

  • 1
    Chop 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.

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