Take a step back in time with this Old Fashioned Chow Chow recipe. This is a larger recipe designed for storing in jars. Its an easy vintage recipe that reminds us of simpler times. This recipe is designed to be put in half -pint jars and sealed. You can also purchase our version of Mild Chow Chow or Hot Chow Chow and ship it to your friends & family around the country!
Servings: 10-12 Half Pint Jars
Combine the cabbage, onions, green and red bell peppers, tomatoes, and salt in a large bowl.
Soak the mixture overnight in the refrigerator and drain.
In a large saucepan over medium heat combine the sugar, mustard, turmeric, ginger, mustard seed, celery seed, whole spices, and vinegar.
Simmer mixture for 10 minutes. Add the vegetables stir well and simmer until hot and well seasoned.
Pack the chow-chow into hot, sterilized half-pint jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space in jar.
Cover with 1/8-inch layer of melted paraffin; seal with a 2 piece lid.
Heat the jar in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes to seal the lids.