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    Mel's Chili Sauce

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    2 hrs 30 mins

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    2 hrs

    Andy Wold's Note:

    This is my mom's recipe. It is a wonderful homemade chili sauce that makes FANTASTIC sloppy joes (see Mel's Sloppy Joes , Mel's Sloppy Joes), or can be used for eggs rancheros(?).

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    pint jars

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    1. 1
      Combine all ingredients in non-aluminum pot (recipe is acidic).
    2. 2
      Simmer ingredients over medium heat, stirring occasionally and slightly mashing vegetables as they cook.
    3. 3
      Cook until thickened (about an hour).
    4. 4
      Place in 1-pint (1/2-liter) canning jars.
    5. 5
      Let stand, cool, and seal using hot-water canning method.
    6. 6
      NOTE: Can place in 1/2-pint (1/4-liter) jars for smaller sloppy joe recipe using 1-lb ground beef.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 25, 2008


      Very Good! I agree with other posters about letting it simmer longer. My sauce turned out a little thin but I still had the best sloppy joes ever. At first I couldn't put my finger on what made this sauce so good and unique. Then I figured it out. It was the ground cloves. That's was actually made the sauce for me.

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    • on August 12, 2006


      Just getting finished canning this recipe and the smell is great and intial tastes say its a winner. I used a 5 gallon pail of cherry tomatoes and just kind of tweeked the recipe. Doubled the spice list. Used 6 cups of white vinegar, 5 cups of brown sugar. Added 4 small cans of tomato paste and 20 cloves of minced fresh garlic. As others simmered 5 hours and finished it in the crockpot overnight on "keep warm" to get the thicker sauce. Made 1/2 hot with jalapeno peppers. I got 24 pints from it. I can tell, its going to be GOOD!

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    • on July 17, 2005


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    Nutritional Facts for Mel's Chili Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (7381 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 295.1
    Calories from Fat 10
    Total Fat 1.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1792.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 69.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.7 g
    Sugars 58.3 g
    Protein 4.4 g

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