Sauces

Grandma's Chili Sauce

Sauces

Grandma's Chili Sauce

Just like Grandma used to make! Try this classic chili sauce as a garnish to any dish.

Makes:

about 7 pints (16 oz)

Prep:

2 hours and 30 minutes

Processing Time:

20 minutes


INGREDIENTS

16 cups chopped cored peeled tomatoes (about 16 medium)

6 onions, chopped

6 green bell peppers, seeded and chopped

2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped

2 cups white vinegar

1 cup lightly packed brown sugar

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 Tbsp. freshly grated or drained bottled horseradish, optional

1 Tbsp. celery salt

1 Tbsp. mustard seeds

1 Tbsp. salt

1 tsp. ground allspice

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. ground mace or nutmeg

1/4 tsp. ground cloves

TOOLS & PRODUCTS USED

7 Ball® (16 oz) pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands

Optional: Ball® freshTECH Electric Water Bath Canner + Multicooker

Water Bath Canning

DIRECTIONS

FIRST, LET'S PREP!

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Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.

NEXT, TIME TO COOK!

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Combine tomatoes, onions, green and red peppers, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, horseradish, if using, celery salt, mustard seeds and salt in a large stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring occasionally, for 1-1/2 hours, until sauce begins to thicken. Add allspice, mace, cinnamon and cloves. Continue to boil gently, stirring occasionally, until thickened and sauce begins to mound on a spoon, about 30 minutes.

NEXT, LET'S CAN IT!

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Ladle the hot chili sauce into hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot sauce. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight.

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Process jars in a boiling water canner for 20 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

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DID YOU KNOW?

To guarantee the most delicious preserved foods, always begin with the best-quality produce at its peak of ripeness.

HAPPY CANNING!