Game Day Provisions 101: Apple-Moonshine Chow Chow

Game Day Entertaining Apple Moonshine Chow Chow By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Southern Tailgating Expert TV Cooking Personality Editor In Chief Southern Cooking Tailgating & Entertaining Brand Pastry Chef Photographer Food Stylist Author Writer Southern Hostess WBRC Fox 6 Contributor Birmingham AlabamaGame Day Entertaining



Your ever loving light is this chow chow. The iconic southern speciality adds zip to smoky barbecue, gourmet hot dogs & extreme melty-good sandwiches when it comes to game day eats but stems from deep traditional roots as a meat & three side dish favorite accompaniment to black-eyed peas. Look to chow chow as our regional counterpart to sauerkraut or even kimchi that features many similar pungent qualities but offers a balance from garden vegetables beyond cabbage & a bit of sugar to round out the tangy notes. Some recipes use green tomatoes for an equally tasty variation. Apple-Moonshine Chow Chow takes a little shortcut by using the convenience of packaged cole slaw mix to serve as the main ingredient. Freshly diced gala apples, apple juice & a smidgen of dark brown sugar step in to provide well balanced flavor to the vinegar, mustard & moonshine for a delightful tailgaters twist. The condiment doesn’t need to be processed – just simply hold in the refrigerator up to 5 days. Reach for this MVP whenever a burst of oomph is need to perk up the standard.

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makes 1 1/3 cups

The Basic Fundamentals

Moonshine is basically fire water. Be certain to remove the pan from the stove eye when cooking over a gas flame to prevent any accidental boo-boos in the kitchen.

1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup diced sweet onion
1 cup diced gala apple
1/4 cup moonshine
3/4 cup apple juice
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 cups cole slaw mix
1 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp minced jalapeño
1 tsp yellow mustard
3/4 tsp salt
Freshly ground pepper

Sauté the onion in hot oil in a 3-quart saucepan over Medium heat 5 minutes or until tender. Add the apple. Remove the pan from the burner & add the moonshine. Place the pan back over the burner & add the apple juice, the vinegar, the slaw mix, the brown sugar, the jalapeño, the mustard & the salt. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally & cook 15 minutes or until the vegetables are crisp but tender & 1 Tbsp liquid remains. Season with pepper. Transfer to a Mason & chill 2 hours. Use as directed.

The Extra Point

This classic condiment adds texture to ham sandwiches, turkey-bacon rollups & smoky pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. 

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{helpful advice}

How To Interchange Apples For Recipe Applications

Apples can offer a variety of flavor & texture notes to recipes.
Although this particular recipe uses Gala, try other top picks.
Look for additional pointers to guide your selections from The Basics: Apples.

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With a rich outer red skin swiped with golden hues, these prized apples are known for a crisp bite & super sweet flavor that hold up well during baking applications.

Rome Beauty

It’s generally the ruby red color that grabs your attention with this apple at the produce stand. Known for a mild flavor, try blending them with other apples for a more balanced flavor combination.


The flesh of this variety holds up well during cooking applications. It’s known to add sweet & spicy notes to recipes.

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