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Miss Kitty's Chili Sauce

Yield Makes 12 (1-pint) jars
Miss Kitty's chili sauce is a zesty mixture of peppers, onions, tomatoes, vinegar and spices that can be canned and preserved. Serve with fresh turnip greens.

Ingredients

  • 3 jalapeño peppers
  • 12 bell peppers, halved and seeded
  • 12 yellow onions, peeled and quartered
  • 1 quart cider vinegar
  • 8 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (16-ounce) packages brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground red pepper

How to Make It

  1. Cut jalapeño peppers in half; remove and discard seeds, if desired. Process jalapeño peppers and next 3 ingredients, in batches, in a food processor or blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.

  2. Cook pepper mixture, crushed tomatoes, and next 5 ingredients in a large stockpot or 2 large Dutch ovens over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, 3 hours or until thickened. Stir in red pepper.

  3. Pack hot mixture into hot, sterilized pint-size jars, filling to 1/2 inch from top. Remove air bubbles; wipe jar rims. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw on bands.

  4. Process in boiling water bath 20 minutes.