Thursday, October 1, 2009

Chili Sauce!

More things to do with all those wonderful fresh vegetables that are available! It was a lousy day today weather wise so that means a good preserving day instead!

This takes a bit of time to make but worth every minute.
I used:
  • 9 cups of peeled chopped tomatoes (I squeeze some of the seeds out)
  • 1 large green pepper chopped
  • 3 medium onions chopped
  • 2 large red peppers chopped
  • 3 celery stocks chopped
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeno pepper minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • a pinch of cayenne
  • 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3/4 tsp celery seeds
  • 1/3 tsp of ground ginger and black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

Put all ingredients in a large dutch oven over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and simmer until thickened (~1 hour)...stir frequently as it bubbles away.

Fill 8 -1 cup sterilized preserving jars leaving 1/2 inch head space. Cover with hot lids and place in a hot water bath or canner for 20 minutes. Delicious!

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