Grandma's Chili Sauce

Grandma's Chili Sauce Recipe

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Connie Zuidema


This is an old family recipe from my grandmother from when Chili Sauce had nothing to do with chili, hot peppers, etc. It is a relish which is excellent on hot dogs, brats, any roasted or grilled pork. I am posting it with the assumption that you are familiar with water bath canning. If you need further specifics on preparing jars or the water bath canner, checking for a seal, etc., check out the Ball canning website which will give you all the specific information you need.


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8-10 pints
1 Hr
40 Min


  • 18 medium
  • 6 medium
  • 3 medium
    green peppers
  • 1 bunch
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Grandma's Chili Sauce


  1. Scald tomatoes in boiling water for 3 minutes; cool in cold water.
  2. Core, peel, and finely chop tomatoes. Finely chop
    onions, green peppers and celery and place all in very large pot.
  3. Add vinegar, sugar and remaining ingredients to tomato mixture in pot and bring to boil.
  4. Cook until cooked through and all vegetables are soft, approximately 30 minutes.
  5. While vegetables are cooking, prepare water bath canning, bringing enough water to boil to cover pint jars with 1-2 inches of water.
  6. Fill pint canning jars to within 1/2 inch of top, place lids and screw tops onto jars and place in water bath canner.
  7. Process 40 minutes.

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About Grandma's Chili Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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