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scottsinsSponsor
5000+ posts
08/12/07 09:39 PM
Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow

No one ever talk about this, but I grew up on the stuff.

I specifically recall having it with mayo on leftover turkey sandwiches from Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Anyone else ever eat this great stuff?




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TexasHooch
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08/12/07 11:04 PM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

I thought for sure this was going to be a story about that unsavory Vietnamese restaurant on the other side of town.




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ERhine
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08/12/07 11:40 PM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

I have no idea what you are talking about.

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brntorng
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08/12/07 11:50 PM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

I can't eat a hot dog without Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow and regular mustard. If you've never tried it, you have no idea what you're missing.

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S197HQQKEM
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08/13/07 12:02 AM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

Mrs. Renfro's is the tits, the closest place I can find it is at a Wal-Mart in Talalalaaaahhhaaaassseeee.




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scottsinsSponsor
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08/13/07 12:04 AM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

forgot all about the greatness of chow chow on hot dogs.

I must get some.




"Better frozen with weiner in hand than naked on couch with peanut butter all over me. "

---Macanudo

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brntorng
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08/13/07 01:57 AM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

It can be ordered directly from Mrs. Renfro. The HOT version is the only way to go.

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Smoky Brisket
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08/13/07 02:15 AM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

antones, the sandwich place - not the blues place, had some kick ass chow chow.

i can taste it now.


Anyone have a chow chow recipe?




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DallasCowpoke
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08/13/07 01:44 PM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

My Mom's Dad used to make big batches of chow chow every other year or so from his huge crops of green, late summer tomatoes and jalapenos. The stuff was so hot, I could never enjoy it, but those that did, loved it.

He took the recipe to the grave, and my mom and uncle have been trying to recreate it, with very mixed results, ever since.




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mlchorn
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08/13/07 03:35 PM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

Love the stuff.
Just had some Saturday night on my hamburgers.
The only place I can find it here (Aledo) is at Brookshire's.

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GakFoo
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08/13/07 03:46 PM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

what is chow chow?

i tried to look it up on the interwebs but all i got was information about the dog

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BrûléeOrange
500+ posts
08/13/07 05:04 PM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

I've never tried Mrs. Renfro's as that would be blasphemy in my family to use "store bought". Chow Chow is much like a relish without the pickles, but more coarse and usually with a lot more kick to it (Hot & Sweet). I grew up with it and we always put it on top of a bowl of pinto beans. I don't know if this is a Texas or southern thing, but it's damn good.

My Grandmother shared her recipe (before she passed away in 1981) which has probably been cooked in our family for close to 75 years to a century now. She "put up" (canned) a lot of it every year as she had 8 kids and their families to share it with. This recipe makes about 20 to 24 pints:

Chow Chow

1/2 Cup of Salt
1/4 Cup of Black Pepper
1 tsp. Curry
1/2 tsp. each of Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cumin, Cloves & Allspice
2 to 2 1/2 Cups Sugar (to your taste)
4 Heads of Cabbage
5 lbs. of Green Tomatoes
3 Quarts of Onions (you got me on how many)
1/4 to 1/2 lb. of Hot Peppers (however hot you want it)
1 1/2 Quarts of Vinegar

Bring to boil and cook 3 to 5 minutes (about 20 minutes total). Place it hot in the pint jars and put the caps on and let them seal.

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brntorng
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08/13/07 05:14 PM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

Mrs. Renfro's contains "cabbage, bell peppers, sugar, spices and vinegar", taken from the Renfro Foods history link. Also provides some insight into the history of chow chow.

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Gen. Applewhite
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08/13/07 07:46 PM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

smoky brisket, i actually stopped by the antones in rice village today and picked up a poboy. i love that place. strangely, today as i ate my sandwich, i found myself wondering: "what the hell is chow chow"?

sure enough, hornfans has an answer. it is indeed a fantastic condiment.

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MaduroUTMB
5000+ posts
08/15/07 05:17 AM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

I tried the peach salsa. Mrs. Renfro is dead to me now.




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scottsinsSponsor
5000+ posts
08/15/07 09:47 AM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

In reply to:

I tried the peach salsa







"Better frozen with weiner in hand than naked on couch with peanut butter all over me. "

---Macanudo

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judgroybeanbag
1000+ posts
08/16/07 07:19 PM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

Love it on blackeyed peas...

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locohorn93
500+ posts
08/17/07 08:17 PM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

great stuff.

However, The HEB Special Committee to Screw Over locohorn93 has evidently added it to the list of products I like that have been removed from the shelves in the last 6 months in favor of, in this case, NOTHING.

So, I pay Randall's prices for Dixieland Hot Chow Chow (nearest equivalent, and probably made by the same people) and a couple other items I don't want to jinx.

[censored].

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JohnnyBlaze
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08/17/07 09:31 PM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

It's at Central Market.




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GakFoo
1000+ posts
08/19/07 12:25 PM
Re: Mrs. Renfro's Chow Chow [re: scottsins]

i bought a jar of mrs. renfroe's hot last night at central market based on this thread

trying to decide what to try it on first

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