Chowchow Recipe

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Jamallah Bergman


My grandma always loved eating this stuff and I found a recipe that will make all those chowchow lovers mouth's water!


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5 1/2 pints chowchow


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  • 5
    green peppers
  • 5
    sweet red peppers
  • 2
    large green tomatoes
  • 2
    large onions
  • 1/2
    small cabbage
  • 1/4 c
    pickling salt
  • 3 c
  • 2 c
    white vinegar (5% acidity)
  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    mustard seed
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    celery seed
  • 3/4 tsp
    ground turmeric

How to Make ChowChow


  1. Chop peppers,tomatoes,onions and cabbage
  2. Stir together chopped vegetables and salt in a large Dutch oven. Cover and chill for 8 hours. Rinse and drain; return mixture to Dutch oven. Stir in sugar and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce hat and simmer for 3 minutes.
  3. Pack hot mixture into hot jars, filling to 1/2 inch from top. Remove air bubbles; wipe jar rims. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw on bands.
  4. Process jars in boiling water bath for 15 minutes. Store in cool,dry place.

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About ChowChow

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Spreads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy

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