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

How to Make Green Tomato Chow-Chow


  • 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.

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About Green Tomato Chow-Chow

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

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