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Old-fashioned Country Chili Sauce

Old-fashioned Country Chili Sauce My grandmother used to make a similar chili sauce when her garden was full of ripe tomatoes and peppers. This is not a very spicy sauce, but has a sweet, wonderful garden flavor.

Makes about 6 cups.


  • 1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 medium green bell peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Anaheim or other chili pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1-12 oz bottle sweet marinated pepper strips (Forrelli) ( or 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped)
  • 1/2 c cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c brown sugar, packed
  • 10 drops stevia (or use another 1/4 c brown sugar)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt


  1. In a blender, puree tomatoes with their juice, peppers, chilies, and onions.
  2. In large heavy pot, combine blender mixture, sweet marinated pepper strips, vinegar, brown sugar, stevia, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and salt. Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
  3. Partially cover, and simmer 1 hour, stirring often. Cool, pack in jars or refrigerator/freezer containers and chill. Serve with oven fried potatoes, baked tofu, tempeh burger, lentil loaf, etc. Also use in salad dressing, mixed in equal parts with mayo.

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