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Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

Chili Sauce

This chili sauce recipe has so many uses.

You can obviously use it as a relish on hamburgers or hot dogs. How about flavoring your next meat loaf with some of this sweet chili sauce? Or serve it as a side sauce with beef or pork.

Did You Know?…

You can even eat this chilli sauce with tortilla chips as a change from salsa.

The mix of tomatoes, peppers, pickling spices and seeds is married with a little honey which cuts the savory nicely and adds a touch of sweetness to the recipe.

This is a perfect canning recipe for that time in the summer when tomatoes are at their peak and are both plentiful and lower priced.

You may want to make a few batches, because it’s bound to be a hit.

Chili Sauce

Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

This chili sauce recipe has so many uses. You can use it as a relish on hamburgers or hot dogs, over meat loaf or as a side sauce with beef or pork
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Course Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 10 pounds tomatoes, medium
  • 2 cups onion, chopped
  • 2 cups green pepper, chopped
  • 2 hot peppers, small, minced (optional)
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons mixed pickling spices
  • 1 tablespoon celery seeds
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 2 cups vinegar, 5% acidity


  • Peel, core and chop the tomatoes. Combine the tomatoes, onions, peppers, honey and salt in a large Dutch oven. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes.
  • Tie the pickling spices, celery seeds and mustard seeds in a cheesecloth bag. Add the bag to the tomato mixture. Simmer for another 45 minutes, uncovered, stirring often.
  • Stir in the vinegar. Simmer another 2 hours, uncovered.
  • Remove the spice bag. Quickly spoon the sauce into hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch of head space. Cover immediately with metal lids and screw on bands. Process in a boiling water bath for 35 minutes.
  • Makes 3 pints.
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