Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Edith's Red Tomato Chow-Chow Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Edith's Red Tomato Chow-Chow

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 45 mins

    45 mins

    1 hr

    Gwen35's Note:

    My girlfriend's MIL fashioned this recipe many years ago and it is wonderful! Easy to make, and so good with so many things. Note: The easiest way I have found to sterilize jars is to wash and rinse them well, fill them with boiling water for a few minutes, empty, and keep them hot in a 200°F oven till you are ready to fill them. The flat sealing lids should be boiled for about five minutes, and the rings should be twisted only finger tight. Enjoy these pickles - beats anything you can buy ready-made. They keep for a very long time, which is a bonus.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note




    Units: US | Metric

    • 18 -20 tomatoes, ripe (or 5 28-fluid oz. cans, diced)
    • 1/2 head celery, fine dice
    • 6 large sweet peppers, fine dice (red or green or orange)
    • 4 large onions, fine dice
    • 3/4 cup white sugar (more, if necessary)
    • 3 tablespoons salt
    • 3 cups vinegar (preferably pickling vinegar)
    • 3 tablespoons pickling spices (tied in cheesecloth)


    1. 1
      Combine all ingredients in a large pot (preferably non-stick) and bring to a boil.
    2. 2
      Reduce heat and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until desired consistency is reached.
    3. 3
      Stir very often to prevent burning.
    4. 4
      Pack into sterilized jars and seal.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 24, 2014


      This is almost exactly what my grandmother used to make! She used half brown sugar and half white. When I make this now, I cook in a slow cooker on high for 4-5 hours with a liner (yeah, I'm lazy). I occasionally use 1 t. of turmeric, for better color. It really rocks with fresh heirloom tomatoes, but is great with canned. I use it on everything from eggs, to beans and peas, to hotdogs. I recently served a TBS on top of shrimp and grits, and got raves. Wonderful! No matter how much you make, it will never be enough. I usually make at least twice a year when tomatoes are plentiful.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No


    Nutritional Facts for Edith's Red Tomato Chow-Chow

    Serving Size: 1 (4956 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 274.8
    Calories from Fat 12
    Total Fat 1.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 3547.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 60.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.7 g
    Sugars 46.6 g
    Protein 6.0 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    pickling spices

    Ideas from


    Everything Holidays

    Make this season merry, bright and manageable with our easy ideas.


    Over 475,000 Recipes Network of Sites