Chili Sauce

Chili sauce is a delicious rich tomato based sauce that is great as a dip or topping for all your favorite foods!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword chili sauce
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 4 jars
Calories 20kcal
Author April Woods


  • 7 pounds tomatoes peeled and roughly chopped (about 4 quarts)
  • 5 onions chopped
  • 3 red bell peppers seeded and chopped
  • 6 Thai red or Anaheim chilis seeded and chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seed
  • 1 tablespoon grated horseradish optional
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons allspice


  • Place tomatoes, onions, red peppers, chilis, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor, working in batches. Pulse until evenly chopped but still chunky, or until smooth if you prefer.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large stainless steel pot and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Lower heat and simmer until thickened, about 1 ½ - 2 hour, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. Sauce is done when it’s thick enough to hold shape on a spoon.
  • If canning: Prepare boiling water canner while chili sauce is cooking. Heat jars in simmering water until ready to use, do not boil. Wash lids in warm soapy water and set aside with bands.
  • Ladle hot chili sauce into a hot jar leaving ½ inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rim, Center lid on jar and apply band, adjust to fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.
  • Process jars 20 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat, remove lid, let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool 12-24 hours.
  • Check lids for seal, they should not flex when center is pressed.



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Preserving method: Water bath canning
Makes about 4 (16 ounce) pint jars


Serving: 1TBS | Calories: 20kcal