Fresh Tomato Chili Sauce Recipe -
Fresh Tomato Chili Sauce Recipe
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Fresh Tomato Chili Sauce

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"This is a sweet chili sauce made according to an old family recipe. It is great on hamburgers, and pot roast. If you don't can the sauce in jars, it can be refrigerated."

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Original recipe makes 4 quarts Change Servings
  • PREP

    35 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 35 mins


  1. Place the tomatoes in a large pot over medium heat, and simmer 1 hour. Skim off any excess liquid or foam. Stir in the chile peppers, bell peppers, onion, vinegar, lime juice, white sugar, brown sugar, and desired amount of salt. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 3 to 5 hours until liquid reduces and thickens. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  2. Remove chili sauce from heat, and skim off any foam. Pour into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/4 inch headroom. Adjust lids. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water bath.
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  • Editor's Note
  • To learn tips for successfully canning garden produce, read our informative article about Canning and Preserving.

Reviews More Reviews

Aug 31, 2009

this is the best,one change i did was added celery other then that is is very good the longer it sits the better it will get thks Diane

Nov 05, 2007

red bell peppers should diced small, not 2 inch pieces.

Jun 25, 2008

Exactly the recipe I was looking for! Thank you!!

Aug 25, 2011

This recipes sounds really good and I was thinking of making it, but how many cups/lbs of tomatoes is equal to the 35 tomatoes. Thanks

Sep 18, 2011

This is a sweet and spicy recipe. I like it but need ideas on how to use it in other recipes. I used 1/4 Tsp crushed red peppers because I didn't have any hot peppers. Plenty of heat for me. I basically cut the recipe in half and made it a bit healthier by using Stevia & Sea salt. Very tasty recipe.

Oct 20, 2010

This is a very good and simple sauce. Has a great taste and can be used as a base for lots of recipes. Thanks

Dec 23, 2010

This is the perfect receipe and just what I was looking for ...this summer, with my tomatoes!

May 11, 2013

Reminds me of my Grandmothers recipe I helped her make with fresh tomatoes from her garden when I was a child. Wonderful with fresh cooked purple hull peas or baked in a meat loaf. If you will blanch the tomatoes in boiling water for about a minute and then put in iced water, the tomatoe skin just slides off.


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  • Calories
  • 30 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 77 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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