Our Recipe Corner (December 2012)

December 2012

Homemade Chow Chow Relish
from the Kitchen of Sharon Cadwallader


4 cups onions, ground

4 cups cabbage, ground

4 cups green peppers, ground

4 cups green tomatoes, ground

2 cups red peppers, ground

1/2 cup salt

Hot pepper may be added if you like spicy.

8 pint jars, sterilized

for the Syrup:

5 1/2 cups sugar

4 cups cider vinegar

2 tablespoons mustard seeds

1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric


Wash all vegetable before using.

Put the onions, cabbage, green peppers, green tomatoes and red pepper through a food grinder.

In a large pot mix ground vegetables; cover with water, add salt.

Let stand in refrigerator 4 to 12 hours.

Drain vegetables thoroughly.

Add to drain vegetable the syrup ingredients; sugar, cider vinegar, celery seeds, mustard seeds and turmeric.

Cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Ladle hot relish into sterilized jars; leave 1/4” head space.

Process for 10 minutes in boiling water bath.

Wait three week before using.


Use fresh vegetables.

Sterilized the jars, lids and rings in dishwasher if you have one.

If any of the jars do not seal after cooling; put in refrigerator to use right away.

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