Rating: 4.58 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A way to use all those fresh summer veggies.

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
12 hrs
total:
13 hrs
Servings:
96
Yield:
96 servings
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Ingredients

96
Original recipe yields 96 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • Boil for 15 minutes, or until tender.

  • Pack tightly in sterilized jars and seal.

Nutrition Facts

36 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 8.5g; fat 0.1g; sodium 282.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2005
Thanks for this recipe. I had an abundance of green tomatoes at the end of this season and since I don't like to waste I came looking for something to do with them. I was pleasantly surprised. My family loves this recipe. My only question is why is it suggested that the spices and sugar be put in a cheesecloth. It just melts away into the boiling tomatoes and leaves a messy cloth to clean up. My guess is that the cheesecloth catches the chunks of clove etc. Am I right? Read More
(67)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2005
Thanks for this recipe. I had an abundance of green tomatoes at the end of this season and since I don't like to waste I came looking for something to do with them. I was pleasantly surprised. My family loves this recipe. My only question is why is it suggested that the spices and sugar be put in a cheesecloth. It just melts away into the boiling tomatoes and leaves a messy cloth to clean up. My guess is that the cheesecloth catches the chunks of clove etc. Am I right? Read More
(67)
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2014
In the south it's traditionally eaten with beans and cornbread. The addition of turmeric adds a prime note too. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2013
This is a great recipe for using all those green tomatoes and other veggies from your garden. It is similar to pickle relish so it can be used on hot dogs burgers egg salad and anywhere you would use relish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2016
Due to a really short growing season this year, I was left with a ton of green tomatoes. A friend mentioned they could be used in Chow Chow. So after finding this recipe I thought I would try it out. I like that this recipe has a whole lot less sugar than many of the other recipes I saw online for Chow Chow. I made this exactly as written except I added 4 tsp of turmeric. And as another reviewer mentioned, I figured that the spices would just go through the cloth since they are ground. So I just added them to the vinegar with the sugar and the horseradish. I boiled it till the sugar was dissolved then added the tomato mixture. It cooked for about 1 1/2 hrs before the tomatoes were tender. This made about 30- 250 ml jars. This is the first time I have made or eaten Chow Chow, and it has been a good experience. Both my husband and I think it is delicious! I can't wait to start trying it as a relish, in omelettes, or maybe even in a grilled cheese sandwich. Thanks for helping me make use of my green tomatoes, and for the great recipe! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2016
it was awsome.. tweaking with extra horseradish adding ginger great for roast beef topping Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2019
I made this and really enjoyed it. But it's more like a tomatoe relish. I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2020
The recipe is just right! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2018
I will make this again?? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2018
I did tweak a bit with mustard seed and celery seed. Family loved it. My first try and don't know what i t should have tasted like but we liked this. Read More