Canning Chili Sauce

Here is my recipe for canning chili sauce which I have made every year for the last 35 years.

Actually a home canning tomato sauce, which uses up a lot of those ripe garden tomatoes.

It comes in very handy to have on hand and ready to go for that satisfying pot of chili.

I combine this canned chili sauce recipe with the canned dried beans recipe, adding browned hamburger meat, etc. for an easily assembled, taste good chili.

A great home canning recipe to make, using the water bath canning method.


  • 18 tomatoes
  • 2 green peppers
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 cups white or brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. pickling salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. ground allspice
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 cups white vinegar (5% acid)


  • Peel and chop tomatoes.
  • Chop peppers and onions fine.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large pot and boil slowly for approximately 4 hours, or until desired thickness, stirring often so it does not scorch.
  • Pour into prepared sterilized jars while boiling.
  • Clean rims of jars well, and seal.
  • Process in canner of boiling water for 25 minutes.

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