Register    Reset Password

Chow Chow (no cabbage)

Submitted by: wvhomecanner on May 19, 2010
0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5
Chow Chow (no cabbage)

This is in response to a Recipe Request. I found this online in several places without a true attribution to it’s original author.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings: ?


1 peck (12 pounds) green tomatoes
8 large onions
10 green bell peppers
3 tablespoons salt
6 hot peppers (chopped)
1 quart vinegar
1 tablespoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon cloves
3 tablespoons dry mustard
Few bay leaves
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup horseradish (optional)


Chop or grind tomatoes, onions and peppers together and cover with the salt; let stand overnight. Drain, add the vinegar, spices (tied in cheese-cloth bag) and sugar; allow to boil slowly until tender (about 15 minutes). Add horseradish. Pack into sterilized Kerr jars to within inch of top. Put on cap, screw band FIRMLY TIGHT. Process in Boiling Water Bath 10 minutes.

Categories: Boiling Water Bath, BWB Condiments, Canning, Preserving

Did you make this recipe? Share your photo here:

Make sure the page has finished loading before you upload a photo.

Max photo size is 512KB. The best size to upload is 500 x 375 pixels.

By uploading a photo, you attest that this photo belongs to you. If you are uploading a photo that does not belong to you, please provide documentation that you have permission to use the photo to FBRblog(at) or the photo will not be approved.

Other recipes you may enjoy:


3 reviews | Get new review notifications:

Subscribe via RSS Feed

Subscribe without commenting

  1. 7-12

    I know that Chow Chow is a southern dish – but how do you serve it? Do you put it on sandwiches? I found a recipe that includes cabbage (I LOVE cabbage) and didn’t know how to serve it if made. Any suggestions?

  2. 6-21

    In response to Tammy’s comment, in our family it’s served as a relish for veggies & meat. Scoop a little chow-chow, scoop a little veggie (fav veggies to eat it with: beans, fried okra, corn, potatoes).

  3. 2-18

    My grandfather always made chow chow and our tradition was to eat it in our brown beans. I made it with him once and we put the tomatoes, quartered and salted, in a burlap sack and hung them outside to “drain the bitter” out of them overnight. This recipe is what I’ve been searching for because I was young and never thought to save it. Can’t wait to try it.

Leave a Review

You must be registered to post a review or comment.

Already registered? Use the login form at the top of the page.

Search Farm Bell Recipes


If you would like to help support the overhead costs of this website, you may donate. Thank you!

We Want to Meet You

Farm Bell Recipes is all about you! If you're a member of our community and have been submitting recipes and/or blog posts to Farm Bell Recipes, we want to meet you!
Go to Meet the Cook and submit the form to be featured.

Canning Tutorials

Recent Reviews and Comments

Latest on the Forum

The Farmhouse Table

The Canning Pot

Sign up for the
Chickens in the Road Newsletter

Thanks for being part of our community!