Chow Chow (Old Fashioned)


Chow Chow (Old Fashioned)


2 cups chopped green tomatoes

2 cups chopped cabbage

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped green bell pepper

1 cup chopped red bell pepper

2 tablespoons salt

1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar

1 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon mustard seeds

1 teaspoon celery seeds

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger


Combine green tomatoes, cabbage, onion, green bell pepper, and red bell pepper in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and cover with cold water. Let stand for 4 hours or overnight.

Drain the vegetable mixture and rinse under cold water. Drain thoroughly.

In a large pot, combine apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, mustard seeds, celery seeds, turmeric, and ground ginger. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

Add the drained vegetable mixture to the pot. Return to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Pack the hot chow chow into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Seal and process in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes.

Let the jars cool and check seals. Store in a cool, dark place for up to a year.

Prep Time: 4 hours 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes | Servings: 8 cups

Dive into the art of preserving with our Old Fashioned Chow Chow. A Southern delight that turns garden veggies into a tangy, sweet relish perfect for any meal. 🥗🍴

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