Green Tomato Chow Chow

Oxmoor House
2 quarts


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4 quarts (about 24 large) sliced green tomatoes
1/2 cup salt
1 large head cabbage, cored and shredded
1 pound sweet red peppers, seeded and finely chopped
1 pound onions, finely chopped
1 hot red pepper, finely chopped
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons mustard seeds
1 tablespoon celery seeds
1 tablespoon whole cloves
1 tablespoon ground allspice
2 teaspoons dry mustard
3 pints vinegar


Combine tomatoes and salt in a large glass, ceramic, or stainless steel container. Cover and let stand overnight; drain. Rinse and drain in 2 baths of cold water. Soak tomatoes in cold water to cover 30 minutes; drain.

Grind tomatoes into a stainless steel stockpot, using coarse blade of a meat grinder. Stir in remaining ingredients, and cook, uncovered, over medium high heat 1 hour, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

Quickly ladle chow chow into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/2- inch head space. Remove air bubbles. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw bands tight. Process chow chow in boiling-water bath 15 minutes.

Created date

February 2010