Ella's Chow-Chow

Recipe by BeachGirl
READY IN: 2hrs
YIELD: 6-8 pints




  • 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).
  • In large pot, stir dry ingredients together, then add liquid ingredients.
  • Bring all syrup ingredients to a boil and boil until thickened, stirring frequently.
  • Add chopped vegetables and bring to a boil.
  • Cook 5 minutes on simmer until vegetables are hot.
  • Pack into hot, sterilized jars and seal with hot sterilized lids.
  • Invert and let rest for 2 minutes.
  • Turn right-side-up and let cool.
  • When jars are cooled, the lids should be slightly concave which signifies a good canning seal.
  • NOTE: My mother-in-law never processed them in a water bath, but you may do so for about 30 minutes, if you prefer.