Chili Sauce Recipes

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Make your own delicious chili sauce to use in recipes and as a condiment. It is easy to do and you can adjust the recipe to suit your tastes. This page contains chili sauce recipes.


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I wanted to make Donna's Chicken Zoodle-Do, but didn't have chili sauce. I found this recipe on allrecipes, and it had rave reviews. I will be using it from now on, and will definitely be making lots of Chicken Zoodle-Do!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 cup



  • 1 cup tomato sauce, pasta sauce or ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar, or more if you want it sweeter
  • 2 Tbsp white or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Store in the refrigerator.
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    • 12 large tomatoes
    • 2 large green pepper
    • 2 large onions
    • 1 Tbsp. salt
    • 1 cup vinegar
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon


    Can be used uncooked as salsa. Chop tomatoes, peppers, and onions fine. Cook until desired thickness (I cook this 1 1/2 hours, slowly). Makes 2-3 pints.

    By Robin from Washington, IA

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    Combine all ingredients and simmer for 3 hours in a large kettle. Pour into sterilized jars with tight lids.

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    March 22, 2006

    Makes 3 cups of hot dog sauce, enough to serve with 3 pounds of hot dogs...

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    Does anyone have a recipe for a quick chili sauce? Whenever I search the web, I get recipes for chili and other sauces but not chili sauce. I would appreciate it. Thanks.


    Mike from PA


    July 14, 20070 found this helpful

    This is not so much an answer as it is a refinement of your internet search. Plug the following into google and it should improve your search results.

    recipe +"chili sauce"

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    July 16, 20070 found this helpful

    You may have some success just by adding some horseradish to catsup.

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    By Rasta (Guest Post)
    July 17, 20070 found this helpful

    Mike, I don't know whether this is what you are looking for but I love sharing my Moms recipe. Even if it is not what you are looking for it is delicious. We like it for breakfast sandwitches in all recipes that call for chili sauce.
    1/2 gallon chopped tomatoes (fresh or canned)
    1 onion cut fine
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup cider vinegar
    2 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. cinnamon
    1/4 tsp. cloves


    1/2 tsp. dry mustard
    1/4 tsp. nutmeg
    cayenne pepper to taste
    1 green pepper chopped fine
    1/2 cup red sweet bell pepper chopped fine
    4 ribs celery chopped fine

    I do not use the food processor to do the chopping. I have a mandolin chopper and this seems to work better or chop by hand. Processor mushes the ingredients too much.
    Place all ingredients together and cook slowly on top the stove or in a 350 degree oven for 1 1/2 hrs., stirring freguently until it thickens. This can be processed by water bath method for 5 minutes after water starts to boil.

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    By Mary Ann Hall (Guest Post)
    July 17, 20070 found this helpful

    My Grandmothers recipe and is the best::
    1 peck tomatoes chopped
    1 bunch celery chopped
    6 onions chopped
    3 green peppers chopped I add 1 hot pepper chopped
    1 tablespoon cinnamon
    1 tablespoon whole mustard seed
    1 teaspoon cloves(ground not whole cloves)


    1 scant cup of salt
    Mix all together and let stand overnite drain in morning, Make syrup
    2 and1/2 cups vinegar(brown)
    2 pounds brown sugar
    Bring to a boil turn heat down and add drained mixture Let simmer until all is hot then put in canning jars. You could probably pressure can this or water bath but it should seal w/o doing this.. Good Luck this is the best chilli sauce and only one I ever make.

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    By Julia (Guest Post)
    July 19, 20070 found this helpful

    I needed some red pepper sauce and didn't have any on hand (not sure if that's what you're talking about) and so I used white distilled vinegar and cayenne pepper to make it.

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    July 19, 20070 found this helpful

    I've had the same problem. All my searches came up with a chile sauce that was an 'accompaniment' to meat. Both my parents and grandparents made these, and while they are good, they were not what I wanted. Another was a mexican style sauce. What I actually wanted was a good tomato based sauce to can, that I later could mix with browned ground beef and a can of beans to make a quick chili.


    I've learned that the term 'chili sauce' means different things in different parts of the country and to different ethnicities. I finally found a mix that I put into home-grown pureed tomatoes to can, that worked well for me.

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    August 20, 20090 found this helpful

    1 lb Ground beef, 1large onion..brown till almost done. mix in 1 6 oz. can tomato paste and fill that can 3 times with water. Add 1 Tbl. spn of Chilli powder, salt to taste and spaghetti spices and stir. Add 1 can Red Kidney beans(even the juice) and cook till beans are warm. This mixture will be thick. Serve over Rice or any type of pasta except long spaghetti type. I use either cork screw or elbows. My mom always cooked a large pot(doubled the receipe) and had it over rice first and then mixed with the pasta the second time. We loved it

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    November 28, 2010

    I recently made a hot sauce using lime juice (no vinegar) as the acid base. It also has cooked and pureed carrot, onion, garlic, and harbanero peppers, plus spices.

    I have two questions: #1 Once it steeped and was later opened I've since stored in the fridge. Will this sauce keep as long as a vinegar based, refrigerated hot sauce?

    #2 If I decide to can a batch, is the water bath method okay or should I use a pressure cooker? It was delicious, by the way. I just want to know the best way to preserve it! Thanks.

    By Cindy from KS


    December 3, 20100 found this helpful

    I would say use the pressure cooker as it is hard to say the acidity level. Better safe than sorry. It sounds fabulous, could you share the recipe? :)

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    December 4, 20100 found this helpful

    This site may help answer your question.
    Also put "Canning salsa made with lime juice" in your brower. Some more sites that may help.

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    December 6, 20100 found this helpful

    Thanks for the responses, Merlene and Cindy in Texas - and yes I would be happy to share the recipe. (Link below.) In this link, the recipe I was asking about it titled "Essential Harbanero Hot Sauce." It is hot, hot, hot, but oh so lovely if you crave the heat. (In this recipe it gives the option to strain or not for a thinner/smoother sauce, but I chose not to strain.)

    I also made a pint of the first recipe listed, "Island Seasonings" and it is delicious, too. It's basically a flavored vinegar, but we have loved it over cabbage, brussel sprouts, and salad greens, so far, and still experimenting.

    I'll check out the suggested web site before we replant our garden, next spring and will follow that sage advice, "better safe than sorry" if I can't find a specific answer to the canning question. Thanks again to both of you. Here's the recipe link:

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    August 11, 20140 found this helpful

    It is easiest to use a recipe from a reliable source on cannng. Carrots have to be pressure canned unless they are pickled with the right amount of vinegar or citrus juice. Fresh limes might not have the proper level of acid. It's safest to use bottled lime juice, acidity level 5%. Also, I'm not sure that pureed carrots are safe to can. Some foods, when pureed, are dense enough it is feared they might not get to the right temperature. It depends on how much you thin that puree down.

    I have canned hot sauce, delicious, wonderful hot sauce, in the water bath canner. It's pureed, but thinned down (not strained - that just cuts your yield down). I love lime, so I used bottled juice. I thought it would be subtandard, but it's actually pretty good.

    There are a lot of good canning sources out there. One of the best is the Ball Guide to canning, Ball being a brand name.

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    September 17, 2013

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