Green Tomato Ketchup - Quebec Style Chow-Chow

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a traditional ketchup from quebec. It's delicious served with meats, but we especially like it with Tortiere. Sometimes fruit (apple or peaches- grated) were added, and that would be added to the saucepan before boiling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, alternate layers of tomatoes and onions, sprinkling each layer with salt.
  2. Let stand for at least 8 hours, better overnight.
  3. Rinse; drain well.
  4. Combine vegetables with vinegar, sugar and spice bag.
  5. In a large saucepan or stock pot, bring mixture to a boil, then simmer, uncovered, for about 30 to 45 minutes.
  6. Stir frequently until slightly thickened.
  7. Pour into hot, sterilized jars and seal.
Most Helpful

Fantastic! I have been making this every year. It is great with tourtières or anything. It is the first time.I find a recipe so close to what my mother used to make; mine has a only 2 cups of sugar.I will post a picture for you soon. Try is with roast pork,beef,swiss steak etc. etc. Sage/Rita

Sage September 28, 2007

Actually a green tomato chow chow not exclusive to Quebec, but served throughout French Canada. Excellent on tourtiere (French Canadian Meat Pie) also with French Canadian Pork and Beans and Hamburgers.

Andre! April 12, 2005