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Southern Chow Chow Recipe, as seen on Taste of Southern.com.

Chow Chow Relish

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6-7 Pints 1x
  • Category: Canning
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Follow our complete, step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe for making this old Southern favorite. Chow Chow relish is a great topping for hot dogs, burgers, turkey sandwiches, all kinds of great things. We’ll show you how to make the relish, then water bath can it to preserve it.


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Ingredients

  • 8 cups chopped Cabbage (1 small head)
  • 6 cups chopped Green Tomatoes ( about 4 medium)
  • 4 cups chopped Onions (about 2 medium)
  • 2 cups chopped Sweet Green Peppers (about 4 small)
  • 1 cup chopped Sweet Red Peppers (about 2 small)
  • 2 small Cayenne Peppers, chopped
  • ΒΌ cup Salt ( canning and pickling salt)
  • 3 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Celery Seed
  • 4 teaspoons Dry Mustard
  • 2 teaspoon Mustard Seed
  • 2 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed Pepper Flakes
  • 5 cups White Vinegar

Instructions

  1. Chop and dice all vegetables.
  2. Place in non-reactive container (glass, stainless, ceramic)
  3. Sprinkle with salt. Gently mix well.
  4. Let stand 4 to 6 hours, or overnight if possible.
  5. Drain well.
  6. Rinse and drain again.
  7. Combine Sugar, Spices and Vinegar in a large saucepot.
  8. Simmer 10 minutes.
  9. Add vegetables, simmer 10 minutes.
  10. Bring to a boil, cook until veggies are tender.
  11. Pack hot relish into hot jars, leaving 1/4inch headspace.
  12. Remove air bubbles.
  13. Wipe jar rims.
  14. Adjust two piece caps.
  15. Process 10 minutes in a boiling water canner.

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