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Barb's Chili Sauce

If you have an abundance of fresh tomatoes and you are looking for a great recipe, try this Chili sauce. It is absolutely amazing on burgers, meatloaf and grilled pork.

Chili Sauce
(courtesy of my mother-in-law Barb)

1 1/2 cups white vinegar
2 tsp whole cloves
1 tsp coarsely broken cinnamon stick
1 tsp celery seed
5 1/2 1bs. (approx. 22 medium tomatoes)
1 Tbsp chopped onion
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp cayenne (more or less to taste
1 Tbsp salt

Combine first four ingredients. Bring to a boil,  then remove from heat. Let vinegar stand to absorb spices. Peel tomatoes. Combine 1/2 tomatoes, 1/2 cup sugar, onion and cayenne in a very large cooking vessel. Boil vigorously stirring constantly for 30 minutes. Add remaining tomatoes and 1/2 cup sugar. Boil vigorously for another 30 minutes. Strain vinegar mixture and add to boiling tomato mixture along with the 1 Tbsp salt. Boil another 30 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour into sterilized jars. Process jars for 15 minutes in boiling water. Store in a cool dark place.

Tags: Canning, Tomatoes, Chili Sauce

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