Sweet Chow Chow


  • 12 green tomatoes
  • 1 medium head of cabbage
  • 7 medium white onions
  • 12 green bell peppers
  • 6 red bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 1 Tbsp celery seed
  • 2 Tbsp mustard seed
  • 1 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 4 cups pure apple vinegar
  • 2 cups water


Grind tomatoes, cabbage, onions, green peppers and red peppers into large pan. Add salt and let stand overnight. Rinse and drain. Put into large kettle. Add remaining ingredients, heat to boiling.

Boil for 8 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour into hot sterilized jars; seal. Let stand at least 2 weeks before opening.

For hot Chow Chow, add 10 hot peppers and 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper.

Servings: 7 pints
Source:, Come Into the Kitchen with Jackie
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member
Date: Jan 30, 1998

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