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Chili Sauce Recipe

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8 quarts tomatoes, peeled and ground(approximate 20#, 54 tomatoes)
3 C onions ground
1/2 - 1 C red peppers (can use Schillings chilies, small whole red ones 1-2 T)
3 - 3 1/2 C sugar
1 C salt, scant
1 - 1 1/2 quart cider vinegar

Put tomatoes, onions and peppers through grinder (blender). Measure into large kettle and add sugar, salt and vinegar.

Tie the following spices into cloth and drop into rest of mixture:

3 tsp cloves
3 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp ginger
3 tsp nutmeg

Boil 3 hours or more, if needed. Will thicken while cooking.

Put into clean pint canning jars and seal.




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