Green Tomato Chow Chow

  • Yield : 12
  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 45m
  • Cook Time : 45m
  • Ready In : 1:30 h
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Here is a great idea on how to use your green tomatoes before the stink (chinch) bug attacks them or if it rains too much and your tomatoes don’t ripen!


  • 12 pounds to 13 green tomatoes or 1 peck
  • 8 large onions
  • 10 green bell peppers
  • 3 tbsp salt
  • 6 hot peppers chopped
  • 1 quarts vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 3 tbsp dry mustard
  • 10 bay leaves
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup horseradish optional


Step 1

In a glass bowl or stainless steel container, chop and combine the tomatoes, onions and sweet pepper together and cover with salt; let the mixture stand overnight.

Step 2

Drain and place in a stainless steel or enamel pot; add the hot peppers, vinegar, spices (tie in a cheese cloth bag to keep your pickles clean). Allow to boil slowly until tender about 15 minutes.

Step 3

Add the horseradish if you are using it. Pack into sterilized jars to within 1/2 inch of the top.

Step 4

Put on the cap and screw the band on tightly. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.


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