Best Homemade Chow Chow


This chow chow recipe is a great way to use all those fresh summer veggies and get rewarded with a tangy, crunchy relish all winter long.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
12 hrs
Total Time:
13 hrs
96 servings


  • 12 ½ pounds green tomatoes, chopped

  • 8 large onions, chopped

  • 10 green bell peppers, chopped

  • 3 teaspoons salt

  • 6 chopped green chile peppers

  • 1 quart distilled white vinegar

  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar

  • ½ cup prepared horseradish

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves


  1. In a large bowl combine tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and salt. Let stand overnight.

  2. Drain the tomato/pepper mixture and add the hot chile peppers, vinegar, sugar, and horseradish. Wrap the cinnamon, allspice, and cloves in cheesecloth or a porous bag, and add to tomato/pepper mixture.

  3. Boil for 15 minutes, or until tender.

  4. Pack tightly in sterilized jars and seal.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

36 Calories
0g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 96
Calories 36
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 31mg 153%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 184mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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