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Tomato relish/sauce
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John    Posted 09-20-2004 at 12:28:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anyone have a recipe for tomato relish. My mother used to make with tomatos and onions and peppers. It wasn't real spicy, just mild and good. We havent been able to duplicate it and thought maybe one of you might have an old recipe for it. Thanks.

bill b va    Posted 09-20-2004 at 23:42:01       [Reply]  [No Email]

my mother used to make this or something similar...................................................................
Chow-Chow (Green Tomato Relish )
Recipe Information
mhb from nj
Serves/Makes:9 pints
4 cups (950 ml) onions
4 cups (950 ml) cabbage
4 cups (950 ml) green tomatoes
5 cups (1175 ml) sweet green peppers
1-1/2 cups (350 ml) sweet red peppers
1/2 cup (125 ml) granulated pickling salt
6 cups (1425 ml) sugar
2 tbsp (30 ml) mustard seed
1 tbsp (15 ml) celery seed
1-1/2 tsp (7 ml) turmeric
4 cups (950 ml) cider vinegar
Wash vegetables.
Using coarse blade on food processer,grind onions, cabbage, green tomatoes and peppers.
Sprinkle with pickling salt.
Let mixture stand overnight.
Rinse and drain.
Combine sugar, mustard seed, celery seed, turmeric, vinegar and 2 cups (475 ml) water.
Pour over vegetables.
Bring to boil; boil gently 5 minutes.
Fill hot Mason jars to within 1/2 inch of tops; adjust lids.
Process jars in boiling water bath 5 minutes; start timing when water returns to a full boil.
Makes 9 pints.

~Lenore    Posted 09-20-2004 at 19:45:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think this might be what you are looking for.


Peel and chop 3 quarts tomatoes.

3 c. celery, chopped
3 c. onions, chopped
1 c. green pepper, chopped
1/4 c. salt

Let stand overnight. Drain. Mix into large pan and bring to a boil the following ingredients:

2 c. sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 c. vinegar
1 1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 1/2 tsp. pickling spice

Add vegetables and simmer 15 minutes. Very good served on hot dogs or fried potatoes. The tomato relish can also be canned

tp    Posted 09-20-2004 at 16:18:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do you mean "chile sauce" made with ripe tomatoes ?

john    Posted 09-20-2004 at 18:01:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Maybe it was chili sauce. It was made with ripe red tomatoes. She didn't can it, just made a pan of it on the stoves for meals.

egh    Posted 09-20-2004 at 19:21:46       [Reply]  [No Email]

1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tbsp. flour
28 oz. can tomatoes
1 c. chicken broth
3/4 tsp. salt
2 (4 oz.) cans green chiles, chopped
Saute the onion and garlic in olive oil. Add flour and mix well. Add the tomatoes and chicken broth. Stir until smooth (cut up tomatoes if too large). Add green chiles and salt. Simmer for 20 minutes; serve. A delicious sauce for enchiladas, tacos, or burritos. Makes 6 cups.

donna in w.v    Posted 09-20-2004 at 14:29:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
west virginia pickalli[this is an 1882 recipe]
12 tomatoes
20 bell peppers[red&green look better]
6 large onions
chop above finely and mix with 2 qts. cider vinegar cook for 20 min over med. heat . Drain and discard liquid. return to pot, add 1 quart cider vinegar,7 c sugar,1 tbl.each cinnamon and allspice,1/2 cup salt,7c sugar,3tbls. celery seed and mustard seeds. bring to a boil and pack in sterile jars and water bath for 15 min.

Try this.....    Posted 09-20-2004 at 12:55:56       [Reply]  [No Email]

4 cups ground onions (6 to 10)
4 cups ground cabbage-1 1/2 head
4 cups ground green tomatoes
12 ground green peppers
6 ground red peppers
1/2 cup salt
6 cups sugar
4 cups vinegar
2 cups water
2 tablespoons celery seed
1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
Combine onions, cabbage, green tomatoes, green and red bell peppers and salt and let stand overnight. In the morning drain well. Put veggies in large pot and add sugar, vinegar, water, celery seed and tumeric. Cook for 20 minutes on a simmer, stirring frequently. Pack into hot sterilized jars. Yield: 6 to 10 pints.
Note: IF enough green and red peppers cannot be found other colors can be used. If only green ones can be found - use all green ones and add some pimentos - the kind you buy in jars in the market - drain them and add for color contrast.

egh    Posted 09-20-2004 at 12:53:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Green Tomato Relish
6 red bell peppers
2 pounds green tomatoes
2 pounds sweet (yellow) onions
1 small head of cabbage
3 green bell peppers
1/4 cup pickling salt
3-1/2 cups sugar
2 cups apple cider vinegar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon mustard seed
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoon celery seed
Coarsely grind all vegetables in blender or food processor. Mix vegetables with salt. Cover and let stand 12 to 18 hours.
Drain vegetables and rinse. Mix vegetables and remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes.

Pack mixture in hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space; seal. Process 10 minutes in a boiling water bath. Makes 5 or 6 pints.

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