Chow-Chow - the Hot Version

"This recipe can be made with green tomatoes or ripe tomatoes. Whichever you prefer. The measurements can be altered to suit your own taste. It just depends on how hot or mild you want your chow chow. Yield is a guess. I use whatever size jars I have empty, so I never really know the exact yield."
photo by Rita1652 photo by Rita1652
photo by Rita1652
photo by Rita1652 photo by Rita1652
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
4 quarts




  • Peel and chop tomatoes and put into a large stock pot.
  • Chop peppers and onions and put into pot.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring pretty often.
  • Cook on med heat until thick, approximately 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Put into prepared canning jars.
  • Making sure rims of jars are completely clean, place lids and rings onto jars and process in hot water bath for 5 minutes.

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  1. Beansy
    This will be an all time favorite of my family. I used Red Carribean and scotch bonnets for peppers. Very spicy like we like!! So many uses for this recipe.Easy to make and will be on my yearly list of items to make!! Thank you so very much for sharing this!!
  2. mary winecoff
    I used all green tomatoes, 1 habanero and the rest jalapenos from the last of my garden. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly. Wonderful! Perfect heat for my family (we do like things hot).
  3. Rita1652
    I used a mixture of yellow tomatoes, red beefstake, plum and green tomatoes. I filled exactly 12-8 ounce jars. Didn`t have allspice. I used peppercorns, bayleaf, celery seed, dill seed, dry dill weed and 3 garlic cloves. My hot peppers of choice was cherry being thats what I had in the garden that was nice and red! I cooked for 1 amd 1/2 hours. very tasty! Sweet and hot!
  4. Mamas Kitchen Hope
    Rita shared a jar with me! YUM! Graced our Christmas table on went on everything from turkey to crackers! Thanks!
  5. Stephen R.B.
    This turned out great with a lot of flavor! It's a really good way to use up the end of the season garden vegetables. I cooked it for 2 hours to get it a little thicker. I also used about 3/4 cup of chopped green peppers. Next time, I'm going to add more green pepper and celery stalks. Garlic cloves or powder would be good too along with the allspice.


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