Sweet Chili Sauce

 Years ago my friend Laurie gave Bev and I her grandmother's chili sauce recipe and I've made it ever since.  This was one of Bev's favorite things.  I sure miss her.  I got a lot of hot peppers in my CSA on Wednesday and I had lots of tomatoes from the garden so this was the perfect thing to make. I left most of the seeds out of the peppers and cut the veins out so my sauce only has a hint of heat.  You can make it as mild or as spicy as you like.  Cut up 2 pounds of tomatoes or use a 28 oz. can.  Dice 1 large red pepper and 1 green pepper and 6-8 hot peppers. Add 1 diced large onion.  Add 1/2 C. white vinegar, 2/3 C. brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. dry mustard.

 Make a spice bag using 2 bay leaves, 10 peppercorns, 5 juniper berries and 2 tsp. of celery seeds.  Tie it up and submerge it in the pot.

Bring it to a boil and then turn it to a simmer and cook it, stirring occasionally, for about an hour. I used my stick blender to puree it.  You can leave it chunky if you want.
 Ladle it into your sterilized jars.

 Process in a water bath for about 15 minutes.  Or just store in the fridge.  This stuff goes fast.

My husband ate almost an entire jar with his eggs for breakfast. 


Anonymous said…
Too long since I had chili sauce, sometimes I just don't cook things no matter how much I like it. I really need to do other things than what I've been doing this last year.

That zucchini cake is something I would like to try even if I won't get any from my own plant, who knows when next frost night will come now when it has started.

Have a great day!


Susan said…
Thank you for reminding me that I have about 10 pints of chili sauce to use! I love chili sauce, but never remember it, as it's buried in the stacks of canned goods. I need to get organized.
Laura said…
Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe.
I have never made chili sauce.
I live in South Texas and we make salsa.

White Spray Paint
you do not sell this do you? YUM. YUM.
chickpea678 said…
Wow, is there anything you don't make homemade?!