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gram's chili sauce

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Marvin Beachler
Cathedral City, CA

My grandmother made this chili sauce whenever she was about to run out. To the family, it was golden to receive a very small jar as a gift.

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Chili sauce is an underused condiment, in my mind, and I think this chili sauce recipe should be a staple in everyone's fridge. This recipe is a cross between a ketchup and a barbecue sauce. I kept going back for just "one more taste" - the flavors are that good. The nutmeg, ginger and curry spices are prevalent but not overwhelming. Apple cider vinegar adds a bit of tang. This sauce is not spicy so if you're looking for a kick add a bit more tabasco. It's delicious!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 10
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 3 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For gram's chili sauce

  • 1 gal
    about 6 1/2 lbs tomatoes, peeled and cored, may use canned
  • 1 c
    onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 4 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 tsp
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    curry powder

How To Make gram's chili sauce

  • 1
    Crush tomatoes, or use crushed canned tomatoes, in a large heavy bottomed pot. Add the remaining ingredients.
  • 2
    Bring the pot to a boil, turn heat to lowest flame or temperature and simmer uncovered. Reduce the sauce by almost half. You should end with a nicely thickened and juicy condiment.
  • 3
    You may can the sauce or keep it in the refrigerator, covered. It will keep well in the fridge for about three weeks.