Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Homemade Chili Sauce

Making condiments at home can be something you never ever think about. It might even be something that you think that you can't do. But once you start making them, you'll love the taste so much more and believe it or not, even though you may add sugar or salt, you'll have a product that is so much better for you than the version you'll buy at the store. -- Plus, making a bottle of chili sauce at home costs me the price of a can of tomato sauce and a few spices. That is less than half the price of buying a jar of prepared sauce.  WOW! That is a lot of savings. 

This is a copy-cat of the Heinz Chili sauce. It is an ingredient in a super easy BBQ sauce that I love to make -- You know, the one with grape jelly! Grab a can of tomato sauce, and make something amazing. Here we go... 


1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1⁄2 cup water
1⁄2 cup light corn syrup
1⁄2 cup distilled white vinegar
1 tablespoon minced onion flakes
1 teaspoon sweet chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1⁄4 teaspoon ground allspice
1⁄8 teaspoon ground cloves
1⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder
1⁄8 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
1⁄8 teaspoon pepper


Whisk together all ingredients in a medium bowl: tomato paste, water, corn syrup, vinegar, onion flakes, chili powder, salt, Worcestershire sauce, allspice, cloves, garlic powder, red chili flakes, pepper.

Simmer the sauce in a small saucepan over low heat until proper/desired consistency is reached

Remove the sauce from heat and allow to cool completely.

You can serve it immediately, or you can store it in the fridge or use in recipes.

It is part of my favorite BBQ sauce in the world.  I mix it with grape jelly!