Saturday, October 8, 2011

Old-fashioned chili sauce recipe

Makes for great gift giving at the holidays too!

The chili sauce recipe is sweet and tangy and something I grew up on in New England.  Makes a welcome condiment to hot dogs and beans on a Saturday night.  It goes well with any meat, hot or cold.  I like it on the side with an omelette for a weeknight supper. 12 Large ripe tomatoes 2 large onions 4 green peppers 2 tbsp salt 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves 2 1/2 cups vinegar. Peel the tomatoes and onions, remove seeds from peppers and chop them fine.  (to peel the tomatoes I put them in scalding water, then toss in cold water/ice bath) Stir all together and add salt, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and vinegar.  Cook slowly for 45-60 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally.  ( I cook for about a couple hours)  It makes the house smell so good! Pour into hot sterilized jars and seal.  Makes 4 pints. If you want to make it hot: Add 2 hot red peppers, seeded and chopped to the pot. Also of course goes very well with chili and tacos.  
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this chilli sauce recipe! I so fondly remember coming home from school September afternoons to the wonderful aroma of chili sauce. My mother made this recipe and tomato jam.I have the jam recipe but was unable to find her chili sauce recipe.
    Thank you!