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Sweet Onion & Red Pepper Chow Chow

There are many variations of Chow Chow. This is a basic southern version of the relish, versatile enough to spice-up any food.


Cajun Chow Chow

  • Servings: 1 pint
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 sweet onions, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 5 fresh hot chile peppers (preferably cayenne)
  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar


  1. Mix and grind together the onions, celery, chile peppers, vinegar, salt, and sugar.

  2. In a sauce pan over medium heat, heat until mixture just comes to a boil. Then turn heat down to low and let simmer, stirring occasionally, for approximately 2 hours. Remove from heat and let cool.

  3. Serve either chilled or at room temperature.

  4. If not using immediately, refrigerator until ready to use. Store in the refrigerator up to 3 to 4 weeks in a glass or plastic bowl (they won’t react with the vinegar).

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