Similar to a chili sauce my mom and grandma used to make; we always had it chilled over cream cheese to spread on crakcers. This recipe was adapted from one by a bridge pal, Robert King. He was gracious enough to share it from his southern grandmother's recipe file. The traditional way to enjoy this sauce down south is spooned over black-eyed peas. If you are a tomato gardener and find yourself with an overabundance; substitute 4 quarts of peeled and chopped fresh tomatoes for the canned.