Green Tomato Ketchup - Quebec Style Chow-Chow

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Nat Da Brat

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.

Top Review by Sageca

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

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.

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