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Amish Chow Chow

1 cup green tomatoes, chopped
1 cup bell peppers, chopped
1 cup cabbage, chopped
1 whole cucumber, chopped
1 cup onions, chopped
2 quarts water
1/4 cup salt
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup green beans, chopped
2 teaspoons mustard seed
2 teaspoons celery seed
2 cups vinegar
2 cups sugar


Soak tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, cucumber, and onions overnight in water and salt. Drain; rinse and drain again. Cook carrots and green beans for 10 minutes; drain. In a large pot, mix together all ingredients; heat to boiling. Pack hot chow chow into hot pint jars, leaving ¼-inch headspace.
Process the chow chow as follows:
Process pints for 10 minutes at 0 to 1,000 feet altitude; 15 minutes at 1,001 to 6,000 feet altitude; 20 minutes above 6,000 feet.
Makes about 4 pints.


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