Recipe

Tomato Chili Sauce

  • Yield: 1 quart

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 cups diced vine-ripened tomatoes, peeled and seeded
  • 1/2 small jalapeno, stemmed and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground cloves
  • 2 cups white vinegar

Directions

  • In a medium nonreactive saucepan, over medium heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté for 1 minute. Add the jalapeno, remaining spices and vinegar. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 1 hour. Remove from the heat and cool completely. Pour the mixture into a sterilized 1 quart canning jar. Process the jar according to basic canning procedures. Can be used the next day or will keep for up to 1 month under refrigeration.