Canned Chow Chow

My husband, who has never had chow chow before, says it is delicious!

Here is the recipe:

Chow Chow

8 cups cabbage, shredded
1 medium sweet onion finely chopped
1 red bell pepper chopped
1 yellow bell pepper chopped
3 jalapeno peppers seeded and minced
1 Tbsp salt
2 cups vinegar
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp celery seeds
2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp ground cloves
4 bay leaf

1. Combine cabbage, onions, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper and salt. The salt will extract some of the liquids in the vegetables. Let the mixture sit overnight in the refrigerator. Take out of the refrigerator and drain in a colander. Set this aside.

2. Combine the vinegar, sugar and spices in a large pot and bring to a simmer. Let it simmer for 10 minutes.

3. Add vegetable mixture to vinegar mixture and simmer for another 10 minutes. At the end of the 10 minutes you can bring it to a boil and then can it, use it right away or store it for later in the fridge. The recipe will keep 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

Servings: My granny says that by using one cabbage, you can make a whole mess of it.

2 thoughts on “Canned Chow Chow

  1. Excellent….i loved it with my tuna sandwich! i thought it was perfect not too sweet or tart! i usually can taste the sugar or sweetness and i can but it’s not too sweet! Thumbs up Jennifer! Thanks,

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