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Fresh Tomato Chili Sauce

Fresh Tomato Chili Sauce

Janet Larsen

"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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4 h 35 m servings 30 cals
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Original recipe yields 96 servings


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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.


  • Editor's Note
  • To learn tips for successfully canning garden produce, read our informative article about Canning and Preserving.

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  1. 21 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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

Most helpful critical review

Not enough ingredients. There's no depth of flavor. Everything is masked by the 3 jalapeños.

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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

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

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

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

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. ...

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

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

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 ...

This is very similar to an 100 year old recipe my Mom used to make, and I lost it. Hers called for a few more green peppers, and another spice or two, but this is so close, I'm so glad I found ...

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