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    Ella's Chow-Chow

    Ella's Chow-Chow. Photo by Rita~

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs

    1 hr

    1 hr

    BeachGirl's Note:

    My mother-in-law's recipe for her Southern Chow-Chow. It's delicious on cooked collard greens, lima beans or black-eye peas. You'll find lots of other uses for this tasty condiment. I make a double or triple batch to enjoy throughout the year and give as gifts. These will keep in pantry for 1-2 years.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    pints

    Units: US | Metric

    Any combination of the following to make 6 quarts of chopped vegetables

    SYRUP

    Directions:

    1. 1
      If you don't have all the vegetables mentioned, increase the quantity of the vegetables you do have until you have 6 quarts of chopped vegetables. (However, be sure to use some cabbage, peppers, carrots and onions- the other veggies are optional).
    2. 2
      In large pot, stir dry ingredients together, then add liquid ingredients.
    3. 3
      Bring all syrup ingredients to a boil and boil until thickened, stirring frequently.
    4. 4
      Add chopped vegetables and bring to a boil.
    5. 5
      Cook 5 minutes on simmer until vegetables are hot.
    6. 6
      Pack into hot, sterilized jars and seal with hot sterilized lids.
    7. 7
      Invert and let rest for 2 minutes.
    8. 8
      Turn right-side-up and let cool.
    9. 9
      When jars are cooled, the lids should be slightly concave which signifies a good canning seal.
    10. 10
      NOTE: My mother-in-law never processed them in a water bath, but you may do so for about 30 minutes, if you prefer.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 31, 2006

      55

      I made this today and heat processed the jars for storage and gift giving. The yield to be right on target! I processed 1/2 pints for 20 minutes and everything sealed. The recipe never states a yield of 6 quarts. It calls for 6 quarts of raw vegetables. Perhaps Rita misread it. The flavor and texture was reminiscent of my grandnother's chow chow. I only used 4 quarts of vegetables-- so this can be stepped down to make smaller batches successfully. I had 5.5 pints of finished chow chow. Note: for uniformity of texture in the finished product do not use thick or pithy chunks of cabbage or the woody eye of the onion's root end. Thanks for a great relish that I have missed for years!

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    • on March 05, 2009

      55

      i used cauliflower,carrots,onion,green peppers one red pepper(what i had)2 jalapenos and cabbage. my first time making it. i tasted a bit and i was really good. i made it for my bestfriend who saw it on the foodnetwork so i thought i'd give it a try!! can't wait for her to try it!

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    • on June 13, 2003

      55

      I did make a couple of changes! I just couldn`t put flour in so I didn`t. I added 1 quart of cauliflower,1 quart of carrots, 2 fresh jalapenos & besides the dry mustard I added mustard seeds. This didn`t make 6 quarts it made only 7 pints of very tasty & pretty relish! I do wish I doubled it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Ella's Chow-Chow

    Serving Size: 1 (4590 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 494.0
     
    Calories from Fat 18
    77%
    Total Fat 2.0 g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    1%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 1232.4 mg
    51%
    Total Carbohydrate 114.1 g
    38%
    Dietary Fiber 11.0 g
    44%
    Sugars 93.2 g
    373%
    Protein 6.0 g
    12%

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