Libbie's Canned Green Tomato Relish Chow Chow

Total Time
24hrs 40mins
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 40 mins

Very old relish; reminds me of chow chow; has green peppers, cabbage, celery, onions. Always follow Ball book. This is just the recipe, not how to can, because it just says seal and that's wrong.


  1. Put celery, tomatoes, cabbage, onions, and peppers through food chopper.
  2. Mix together.
  3. Add 1 cup kosher salt with 2 quarts cold water.
  4. Let stand overnight in cool place.
  5. Next morning drain well.
  6. Put 2 quarts vinegar to 2 lbs sugar, mustard seed, and celery seed on stove to boil; boil for 10 minutes.
  7. Pour over chopped vegetables.
  8. Pack in jars and seal.