Chili Sauce Recipes

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July 27, 2011
Chili SauceThis is so good! I use it as a condiment along side pork or chicken or as a sauce to bake chicken or pork in. I mix it in with canned beans (I mix kidney, butter, and black beans and a half pint of chili sauce) for a delicious side dish.


  • 6 cups tomatoes, peeled and seeded, then chopped
  • 6 cups peaches, peeled, pits removed, and chopped
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 - 2 hot peppers, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. pickling spice
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cup sugar


Tie spices up in cheesecloth sack. Mix all of the ingredients except the sugar in a large pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Skim any scum that comes to the top. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer gently, uncovered, for about an hour, until it has thickened. Add the sugar, stirring to combine. Return to a boil and skim again. Simmer for another half an hour, stirring occasionally. Remove spice bag.

Spoon into canning jars, making sure to wipe the rim thoroughly. Leave 1/2 inch head space. Process for 15 minutes for pints and half pints.

Makes about 8 cups.

By Free2B from North Royalton, OH

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September 13, 2017

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!

Homemade Chili Saucemixed in bowl

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March 26, 2008

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

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May 5, 2011

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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July 13, 2007

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


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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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