Eastern Chili Sauce Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time2 Hr 0 Min
Ready In2 Hr 15 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyCuisine
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Ripe tomatoes8 Pound (25- 30 medium)
 Cider vinegar1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (5% acid strength)
 Whole cloves2 Teaspoon
 Cinnamon stick1 , broken
 Celery seeds1 Teaspoon
 Sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Onion1 Tablespoon, chopped
 Red cayenne pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
 Pickling salt1 Tablespoon (canning or pickling)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1546 Calories from Fat 75

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.9%

Saturated Fat 1.2 g6.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 6032.2 mg251.3%

Total Carbohydrates 353 g117.7%

Dietary Fiber 46.7 g186.7%

Sugars 297.7 g

Protein 34 g67.4%

Vitamin A 625.6% Vitamin C 776.6%

Calcium 51.4% Iron 74.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet



1. In a large pot of boiling water, dip tomatoes for 30 seconds until the skin is loose.
2. Transfer tomatoes to cold water for cooling.
3. Peel tomatoes, core and quarter; keep aside in a 4 quart bowl.

4. In a 1 quart saucepan, mix together vinegar, cloves, cinnamon and celery seeds; bring the mixture to boiling and then remove from heat and let stand for the flavors to blend.
5. In a 4 quart kettle, mix together half of tomatoes, 1/2 cup sugar, onion and pepper; simmer uncovered for 45 minutes with occasional stirring.
6. Stir in remaining tomatoes and sugar; simmer uncovered for another 45 minutes.
7. Strain vinegar and discard spices.
Stir spiced vinegar and salt into the tomato mixture; stir constantly and cook for 15 minutes until sauce is thick and begins to round up on spoon.

8. Into 2 hot pint jars, spoon mixture leaving 1/8 inch empty on top of the jar.
9. Using a clean and dry kitchen towel, wipe the rim of jar and adjust lid.
10. Into a canner of boiling water, place the jars and process for about 15 minutes; start noting processing time after water in the canner returns to boiling.
11. Remove jars and place over a clean towel.
12. Let the jars cool down and seal completely until they are self-sealing type.

13. Serve Eastern Chili Sauce as relish with appetizers.