Chow Chow

Chow Chow

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Rhonda Hodges


This has been a recipe used in my family for I know 5 generations. of course, i say grind it up in a food processor and they used a grinder!
We use this with hotdogs, potato salad. And sometimes just on the side with a meal...I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


★★★★★ 1 vote

according to what you are using it for
2 Hr
30 Min


  • 2 qt
    chopped green tomatoes
  • 1
    hot pepper ( optional)
  • 3 large
    sweet green bell pepper, washed and seeded
  • 3 large
    red and/or yellow bell pepper, washed and seeded
  • 5 large
    onions, i like to use sweet vadalia's
  • 2 c
    white vinegar
  • 3 c
    sugar, i have subbed splenda and it worked fine
  • 2 Tbsp
    mustard seeds
  • 2 Tbsp
    celery seeds
  • 1 Tbsp
    turmeric, ground

How to Make Chow Chow


  1. Put first 5 ingredients ( if using hot pepper) or first 4 ingredients if not using hot pepper, in a food processor and grind. put in a bowl with 3 Tablespoons salt and let stand 10 minutes. While this is standing, in a pot mix in the vinegar, sugar, celery seeds, mustard seeds and turmeric and boil 5 minutes.
  2. Then by hand squeeze out as much liquid as you can from the veggies and put in a pot, and pour the vinegar mixture over top and stir well. Bring to almost a boil, to heat mixture thoroughly.
  3. Have sterilized jars, rings and lids ready. Put chow chow in the jars, I use a plastic knife to run down the inside of the jars before sealing and make sure that the rim has been wiped off before adding the lid and ring. Leave about 1 inch head space in the jar. Process for 15 minutes in hot water bath (pint jars) and 25 minutes for quart jars. Enjoy, this has been a family favorite for many, many years. People tell me that it is also good to eat with beans, but i wouldn't know about that, I don't eat beans at all!

Printable Recipe Card

About Chow Chow

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #canning

Leave a Comment

Let's Talk Turkey!

Let's Talk Turkey!

Kitchen Crew

The star of Thanksgiving dinner can be finicky to make and a tad daunting. There's nothing worse than serving guests a dry turkey. Prepare one of these mouthwatering recipes and...

Say Goodbye To Canned Cranberry Sauce

Say Goodbye to Canned Cranberry Sauce

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

6 homemade cranberry sauce recipes that are so simple you'll never grab a can again!

24 Recipes On A Stick That Are Delish

24 Recipes on a Stick that are Delish

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

How do you make a recipe better? You put it on a stick. Duh.