So excited to try again and give away! I tasted it before it went into the jars and it was great, for me because I like strong bold flavors, but there was a bit of a harsh flavor that I’m thinking must be the mustard seeds/powder. My father shared his canned chow chow with my husband and I over 30 years ago and we remembered it being really delicious. Very easy to make because the food processor does the work, then just make a magical mixture with spices, vinegar and brown sugar, and simmer away for 30 minutes. Keep up the great work. Thank you again for your thoroughness! Hope that helps, and I appreciate the question. The vegetables need to simmer on Medium heat for TEN minutes. Thank you for sharing your recipe, step by step! Wrong! It’s wonderful on beans, burgers, brats lol just out of the jar by itself. This amount of space will vary from one recipe to another, so always be sure to consult the recipe for the proper amount of head space that you need to leave for that particular recipe. Smile. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to receive more just like it. The next morning, pour the mixture into a colander and allow the juice to drain from … You’ll find that some chow chow recipes consist primarily of chopped green tomatoes with varying amounts of cabbage, onion and peppers.At times, I make chow chow … The signup box is below and you’ll also find one in the top right hand corner of each page. Block any draft if needed to protect the jars. I grew up in SC and now live in the Netherlands. I’m sorry I can’t be of help in that regard. If you’re not familiar with chow chow, it’s a tangy, crunchy relish that’s made with green tomatoes, cabbage, and peppers. I will be making my own soon. Then, I fill the pot with water, making sure the jars are fully submerged. HOWEVER, do NOT press down on the center of the lid for 24 hours. I had enough for 7 pints. Semper Fi 66′-. Thank you for trying the recipe. It’s hard to explain what “finger tight” really means. We’ll show you how to make the relish, then water bath can it to preserve it. My best wishes, and thanks for your fine work product. Hi Steve, I think it has a little bit of a crunch to it, but not a lot. This was a good refresher for me. Hi Andrea, I’ve seen the tomatillios but never actually tried one. I wish you nothing but the best. The vegetables should be completely submerged; if needed, place a piece of parchment paper on top and weigh down with a plate. Last updated Oct 28, 2020. I would think the taste would not vary by much and tomatillos are much more accessible more frequently. It turned out GREAT! Hi Steve, I have made chow chow before but my recipe does not have cabbage. I don’t think a few extra hours will be a problem. Which part of the recipe did you follow? (Brad’s comments are in response to one of our Newsletters) Hi Brad, I’m glad to hear that you’ve been making some Chow-Chow. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the flavors start to marry, about 5 minutes. I do hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. Toss to evenly coat with the salt. they are usually available in the produce sections of most grocery stores. bell peppers 3/4 c. salt. Keep up the great work. Haven’t ever canned, but from GA and love Chow Cow and all your recipes, Steve! I realize now that I could have cut the vegetables smaller for more of a relish-type chow chow. Thank you for sharing. Today I’m gonna make a big ole pot of beans and some hushpuppies today and try not to cry from homesickness, lol. I hope this helps. And, should you ever decide that you are no longer interested, it’s even quicker to unsubscribe. Thank you for the clear, thorough, and well-illustrated article! Because I have been so successful with your canning recipe, I feel that I am able to can anything! They have the best local produce around! Best of luck with your canning adventures, keep up the good work. I have a bunch of apples and tomatoes to work up first. Thanks again! Hi Rochele, I’ll gladly accept the “almost as good as hers” comment on our Chow Chow. 56,429 suggested recipes. ★☆ I hope it brings back lots of great memories of your mom once you taste it. Yes No No Preference. Your Comments: Have you ever made Chow Chow? We’ll show you how to make the relish, then water bath can it to preserve it. I just wanted to say thank you for this recipe! -Steve. Be Blessed!!! Used most of my still-green tomatoes. I am not new to canning and am always searching for new recipes to add to my repertoire. -Steve. This is my third time using the recipe. My husband and I have enjoyed chow-chow over collard greens, beans, salmon, and hot sausage sandwiches. I think Chow Chow is a East Coast-Southern type of food. I’m at sea level. I’d be afraid of what it would do to the texture of the tomatoes and some of the other vegetables that you might use in making it. Thank you also for the suggestion about the white vinegar. I appreciate your visit and hope you’ll visit with us often. That just means that I personally read each and everyone before they are approved for viewing on our family friendly website. I am on my third batch of this. Ed Proper canning techniques are essential for any home canning project. You are so right in saying “mistakes happen.” It’s the best way to learn. Poppy would put it on green beans,or red beans pinto beans.pork or beef, yum with corn bread made in an Iron skillet . Hi Alice, Yes, same headspace, same amount of time. I like the ingredients in yours and will give it a try. The bands can be reused, but not the lids. I process my veggies in a food processor to make this recipe easier. I lost her recipe for chow-chow. I go ahead and crank the heat up to about HIGH, but I know I intend to stay with it during the whole time. The wire rack has curves on the handles that you hook over the top of the pot itself. I know some folks years back use to make jams and such and just turn the filled jars upside down to let them seal. I hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. I have a friend who likes it on catfish or salmon. I like to scoop down to the bottom, then lift up a handful to the top. So, if you’re ready to give it a try let’s get out the canning supplies. I will be using this recipe moving forward. I do appreciate your visit and I hope you’ll visit with us often. They are pretty scarce and valuable right now. Heat sesame oil in a large non-stick pan and add cabbage and green onions. As an adult my palate matured and I developed a taste for spicier foods. Everyone be well! Thank you for your visits, be sure to stop by again… real soon. I grew up with it offered with beans or cornbread. Thank you. I’m not a fan of the hot stuff either, but I hope your second batch turned out perfect for your husband. A gentle shake will remove the bigger drops, but water bubbles on the lid are nothing to be concerned. I usually remove two jars from my canning pot at a time. I would specifically like the CHO/ sugar content/ calories per tablespoon as I am Diabetic. Hi Natalie, Thank you for sharing your results with us. I remembered the recipe but went on line to double check. I’m glad you tried it and very glad that you liked it. Chop your green tomatoes. ★☆ Could I make the chow cow without cooking it until it is processed in the canner? I decided to make chow chow because recently, before our 1st killing freeze in CT, my husband picked all the green tomatoes – and we had quite a few! Instructions Slice and prepare all vegetables. Combine Sugar, Spices and Vinegar in a large saucepot. I can’t seem to get away from not doing it though. Makes about 20 pints. I’ve never tried it with them. He cannot wait to try it! This dish is meant to enhance the dish you are serving rather than be mixed with it. Your recipe is really similar and I cannot wait to make it! (She probably didn’t have a recipe. We just tried chow chow for the first time while visiting gatlinburg so went and got everything to make this recipe. I’m not getting any younger you know. I realize that this appears to be very time consuming and hard work, and it is. My mom did, lots of times but I never watched or helped…my loss ;(. Thank you for your very kind comments and compliments on our Chow Chow Relish recipe. vinegar 1 tbsp. Remove the inner core and seeds. The taste was really good too as I couldn’t wait to try it before i jarred it up. All rights reserved. Fell in love with it. Get one of our Cabbage chow chow relish recipe and prepare delicious and healthy treat for your family or friends. I hope this helps. This recipe is fairly mild, but the Cayenne Pepper and Pepper Flakes give it a slight bit of heat. Also known as chow-chow or piccalilli, this green tomato relish is a Southern favorite, and it's great with sausages, pork, ham, hot dogs, and burgers. This past summer a friend gave us lots of green tomatoes from her greenhouse along with other beautiful vegetables and we wanted to do something with them before they spoiled. it doesnt add up. Now here’s the kicker. This can be a large glass container, or perhaps stainless steel. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, tomatoes, onion, bell peppers and jalapeños. After I rinse my jars, I like to go ahead and place them in my water bath canning pot. FYI, I took the liberty of sending a few words from the email I sent to them: “Well, this morning I received my weekly newsletter from Steve Gordon at “Taste of Southern”, and lo-and-behold chow chow was his recipe this week. Air bubbles can ride up the skewer and be released at the top. If you find you must do this, you will ALWAYS have to use new lids. Gotta ask. Thankfully, as of today, I’ve still never had a jar that didn’t seal. Add those into a very large pot. You can certainly add more if you like. It came out wonderful! Thank you for the recipe and it was great to have the pictures to review. Weight … Only with the exception of a very, very few items is this not almost identical to hers…as Steve says, it is a matter of personal taste the and availability of fresh vegetables. Thank you! The use of cabbage is more common in some parts of the southern US than it is in other parts of the US or of the world. You may wonder what to use it with< my Grandmother ,would always have it on the table. I hope you have lots of fun with it. Everyone that tried it wanted a jar too! My mom used to make it when I was a kid. The carrots add color to the recipe. As we head into the summer growing season, green tomatoes should become available to you. Let me know how the relish turns out for you if you try our recipe. I like it on Hot Dogs, and use to add it to Hamburgers before I stopped eating those. I want you to know what an amazing job you do with this website. He said it was so amazing!!! Step 2. My husband killed through the first batch! I’m glad you liked it. Process 10 minutes in a boiling water canner. Don’t worry about any water that’s on the lid, it will not be a problem. I hope you’ll continue to stop by often. Most of the enameled water bath canning pots come with a wire metal rack. Never hurts to ask at least. I’ grateful that you were willing to try the recipe and I trust you’ll try some others. The instructions are really thorough and the photos are so helpful. It’s a way to use those tomatoes that are still on the vine, but will never turn ripe before the first frost gets them. 1 tablespoon whole allspice berries As anyone knows, you are lucky to get get a cup of chopped onions out of 2 medium onions. Be sure to wash your hands before you rub your eyes. You have a blessed day. You’ll also use the magnetic wand to lift one of the bands from the warm water. Just doesn’t work for us! Thank you….I do lots of canning here in Ontario, Canada but have never done chow chow. Be Blessed!!! However, I was eating at a Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Louisiana and there was a side of it with my meal of beans. Smile. The hard part was cutting and dicing since I have arthritis in my hand so it took a few hours but I did it! I gave some to a friend and she said her husband eats it with everything. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. Never had it, sounds very good. OMG! Hi Steve. -Steve. Hi I just finished making this recipe and loved doing it all of the directions were easy to follow. Keeping hot water at the ready just always comes in handy. This has been a positive during this time of quarantine: getting to dwell on wonderful memories of my grandmother. Add the vinegar, sugar, salt, cloves, mustard seeds, peppercorns, mustard, turmeric, red pepper flakes and bay leaf to a large saucepan over medium heat. Thanks! I’ll be looking forward to seeing you add your name to our list. I’m thankful you found us. Let sit at room temperature for at least 4 hours. Thank you for being a subscriber to our Newsletter, and for your visits to Taste of Southern. Cover the bowl with aluminum foil, or a lid if you have one. See recipes for Chayote/ chow chow fry too. -Steve. Thanks for the help! I appreciate you taking the time to write, and I’m thankful that you shared news about our recipe with your family. -Steve, Hello again Steve. Good day… Just finished puting everything in thr pot & now cooking it…but quick question..it smells very vinegary… I followed it exactly…is this ok..? A pot big enough to hold all the vegetables in. I used the “ground mustard seeds” that actually look like flakes not powder that are widely available in Indian grocery stores to be used for the infinite pickled goods that are made in that country. It made my cheap balogna sandwich taste like $1M bologna sandwich! My husband loves it spicy, so I make a batch extra spicy just for him by adding jalapenos. Please let me know if you try it and how it turns out for you. I know a good number of folks look for such, but just never have delved into trying to provide it. Cover and chill 2 to 8 hours. Rinse the jars well. Next Day: Before I took the vegetables out of the refrigerator, I started getting everything setup so I could can the Chow Chow using the water bath method of canning. We’ll take you through the steps of making the relish, then show you how to preserve it in jars that should keep you enjoying our Southern Chow Chow all year long. Then, slice into small strips. Take my word for it, okay? I hope it turns out great for you. thanks for your recipes (smile). -Steve. As a child I watched both grandmothers and my mom make ChowChow. Timing everything out is one of the things you’ll learn through trial and error with your canning process. And she taught me to make bread by “feel”.) You do not want to accidentally rub your eyes after you’ve been cutting up Cayenne Peppers. I appreciate your comments, and I’m thankful you found Taste of Southern. But that is what truly illustrates the love and joy that both she and her mom enjoyed during and after the process….don’t forget Hilda was 75 when she made her last batch…and her mom was in her mid-eighties!!! Be Blessed!!! Be Blessed!!! Be Blessed!!! Thank you for your visit today. The vegetables are brought together with a mixture of vinegar, brown sugar, and seasonings. I managed to get all of the vegetables in the pot. This recipe is worth all of the dicing and chopping. That is true love and dedication…I watched and helped Hilda at times…I saw the smile and look of delight on her face. Lol jars popped immediately after we took them out of hot water bath. I came across this recipe and decided to try it out. It will list the ingredients based on the order of the amounts included in their recipe. -Steve. Always consult a source such as Ball’s Blue Book of Preserving, or your states Extension Office for proper times for the recipe you’re making and for the altitude adjustments needed for your area. Thank you for your visit. If I want to can this in half pint jars, would I still leave a 1/4 inch of headspace and process them for 10 min? Does it get better over time like pickles? Just keep mixing it back in until you think all the vegetables have been coated with the liquid. MIXTURE: 10 c. (5 lbs.) (I even enjoyed waiting for the “pings”) I have enough jars and green tomatoes to make more. It’s my pleasure to share the recipes and I hope you’ll keep trying them. Transfer to jars with tight-fitting lids and refrigerate until ready to serve. Thank you for trying the recipe and for sharing your results. Shred your head of cabbage, seed and chop all peppers, and chop the onion. red bell pepper, mustard powder, celery seeds, light brown sugar and 7 more. Back later. Continue to repeat this filling process until all of your jars are filled and have lids and bands in place. Thank you for sharing your chow chow recipe. Question: One of my jars didn’t pop so I’m waiting to see if it sealed. How cool is that? I’m honored that you tried it and congratulate you on your effort in doing so. HI Sarah, The water bath canning part seals the jars so they become shelf stable and will keep the relish fresh for up to a year or longer. We like it spicy in our house! I tried a second batch with ingredients given to me by my aunt. I hope to do that recipe for you here on Taste of Southern one day. Thus, there’s no need to overcook them at this point. I had to do this in two batches since my colander wasn’t large enough to hold all the cut vegetables at once. I was just feeling a little creative at the moment I guess. And I, like her family members and some very fortunate friends, all enjoyed that true labor of love.”. I have canned 3 batches and they all have turned out perfect and delicious. Smile. That will also help. Stir down to the bottom and make sure that you rinse them well. Thank you, Hi Suzanne, Greetings to Gibsons BC all the way from the heart of North Carolina. Chow Mein with Cabbage Recipes 56,429 Recipes. . Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes. . Pack the chow-chow into hot, sterilized half-pint jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space in jar. It’s kind folks like you that make it all worthwhile. You should do a blog if you don’t already. Happy to hear you’ve visited the Virginia-Carolina Enterprise. 10 Best Chow Mein with Cabbage Recipes | Yummly Save www.yummly.com. . I can’t find an answer on the web. In the south, and particularly in the mountains where they grow huge heads of crisp 1 cabbage; 4 tbsp fat (you could use butter, olive oil or goose fat) 4 shallots, chopped; 1 rosemary sprig; 2 garlic cloves, peeled; Quarter the cabbage, remove the core and shred the leaves. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your mom and I know you miss her. You can just thank me later. 57% Chowchow Myrecipes.com. Your instructions are awesome! I’m glad you found us and I do hope you get to make some Chow Chow real soon. -Steve. Following them kept everything so easy and well organized! 3 cups apple cider vinegar I appreciate your visits and hope you’ll stop by often. I’ve never done it that way. Be Blessed!!! Be Blessed!!! Be Blessed!!! HI Kayla, I’m so glad to hear that you made the Chow Chow and enjoyed it. Thank you for trying our Chow Chow Relish recipe. It just keeps your counter cleaner during the process as opposed to trying to find a spot to set the funnel. Head space is the amount of space between the top of the product or liquid inside the jar and the top of the jar rim itself. I think I found a new hobby. It does take a little work, but it’s always fun afterwards to share a jar with friends and be able to say “I made this myself.” Plus, you always know what went in the jar. This search takes into account your taste preferences. You’ll need a large sauce pot for this step. The product inside will still be good, so just place that jar in the refrigerator and use it first. Think about all the trips to the hand water pump outside and carrying buckets of water back inside. He likes it really spicy, so I added jalapenos to mine too. Thanks for the step by step photos. I have lots of green tomatoes left from the garden. 2 tablespoons ground turmeric You’re absolutely right, their skills are disappearing almost daily and weekly…what a tragedy! Thanks again! I hope you’ll visit with us again… real soon. But, if you don’t want to add them, just leave them out. I found your site after I’d made a big batch, but it was very, very much like yours. They can prove to be aggravating with smaller jars, but they work pretty good with these pint sized jars. I never saw her use one. Just let them continue to drain while you prepare the sugar and vinegar mixture. Also, we live in an apartment and don’t have a kitchen garden, so I can plan when to go to the Farmers’ Market to buy the vegetables – what a blessing! That jar didn’t seal. 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