Recipe: Chilli Sauce

Chilli Sauce is a well-known relish in which ripe tomatoes, red or green peppers, and onions are combined with spices and vinegar. Although not so many vegetables are used in this relish as in those which precede, it merits a place among the canned foods prepared for future use.

CHILLI Sauce

  •  2 qt. medium-sized ripe tomatoes
  •  2 red or green peppers, finely chopped
  •  2 onions, finely chopped
  •  2 c. vinegar
  •  1/2 c. sugar
  •  1 Tb. salt
  •  1 tsp. ground cloves
  •  2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  •  2 tsp. celery salt

Blanch the tomatoes in boiling water until the skins loosen. Then remove the skins and stem ends, chop the tomatoes, and put them into a preserving kettle with the chopped peppers and chopped onions. Heat gradually to the boiling point, add the vinegar, sugar, salt, and spices, and cook slowly until the mixture is quite thick. This will require from 2 to 3 hours. Then put the hot Sauce into sterilized bottles or jars, seal, allow them to cool, and store.

Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
by Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences (Year 1928)