Old Fashioned Chili Sauce

What do you put on your hot dogs?  I made these for everyone yesterday on the buns I had just baked and we put this chili sauce on them and it was outstanding.  I got the recipe from my friend Laurie at:  http://ilovedacloudyday.blogspot.com/

It's been in her family a long time.
Dice 6 onions (I used candy onions), 3 green peppers (I used my poblanos), and 18-20 tomatoes.  I made half this recipe for 4 pints of sauce.  Add 1-1/2 C. of brown sugar, 2-1/2 C. of cider vinegar, 2 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. each of cinnamon, mace, nutmeg and allspice.  And a pinch of cloves. 

Cook it for about 3 hours at a simmer, stirring occasionally. Mine looked a bit watery so I added 1/2 cup of the tomato paste I made the other day.

Towards the end of cooking, I pureed it a bit with the stick blender.  I didn't make it totally smooth, just enough to break up any big chunks.

I continued cooking until it started to thicken and bubble.

I put it in sterilized jars in a water bath for about 8 minutes.

This actually tastes like a very good artisanal ketchup.  Good stuff and a great way to use up your harvest.  Thanks Laurie!


Anonymous said…
looks great, my Gramma would be proud,
Susan said…
This is such a more interesting chili sauce that the one I canned last fall. Poop. Now I have to use up all 8 pints (what was I thinking?) before I can make this one. I'll aim for next year.
Anonymous said…
I've never had chili sauce on my hot dogs, here we usually have ketchup and mustard on them and lots of times we have schrimp salad too :-) Perhapos I should try chili sauce some day.

Have a great day!
Nellie said…
Great recipe for Laurie to share!

We actually put chili (no beans), slaw, chopped onions, relish, and mustard on our hot dogs! Yum! I'd like one now!