Grandma's Old Fashioned Homemade Chili Sauce Recipe

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Homemade Chili Sauce Recipe Description

This recipe was handed down from Great Grandma, and who knows how many generations before that. This homemade chili sauce recipe is sized for canning the finished Chili Sauce. You can cut it down, if desired, to make a smaller quantity.

Contributed by: Debbie M., Rochester, NY

Yield: 5 quarts

Chili Sauce Recipe Ingredients

1 peck of tomatoes, peeled and diced

5 big green peppers, cleaned and diced

2 cups onions, coarsely chopped

1 bunch celery, chopped

2 cups brown sugar

12 ounces cider vinegar

4 Tablespoons salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 handful of pickling spices, tied in a cheesecloth bag.

Recipe Directions

  1. Add all ingredients, except the pickling spices into a large stockpot.
  2. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the bag with pickling spices.
  4. Continue to simmer for another 1 1/2 hours until the sauce begins to thicken.
  5. Remove from heat and can the chili sauce for later use.

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