Do You Have Tons of Green Tomatoes? Try This....

Green Chili Sauce

Feeling Green?  Taste This Chili Sauce Made With Green Tomatoes & You’re Off To See The Wizard. It’s A Tasty Sidekick For Hotdogs To Liven Up Your Taste Buds.

18 Cups Prepared Green Tomatoes,
About 9 Lbs, 36 Medium
3 Onions, Chopped
3 Lg Celery Stalks, Chopped
1 Green Pepper, Chopped
1 Red Pepper, Chopped
1 Hot Red Pepper, Finely Chopped
3 Cups White Vinegar
2½ Cups Lightly Packed Brown Sugar
4½ Tsp Pickling Salt
4½ Tsp Pickling Spice

Blanch, Peel, Core & Chop Tomatoes; Measure 18 Cups Into A Large, Deep Stainless Steel Saucepan.

Add Prepared Onions, Celery, Green, Red & Hot Peppers, Vinegar, Brown Sugar & Salt To Tomatoes. Tie Pickling Spice In A Large Square Of Cheesecloth, Creating A Spice Bag; Add To Mixture. Stirring Frequently, Bring To A Boil. Boil Gently, Stirring Occasionally To Prevent Scorching, Until Mixture Reaches Desired Consistency, About 3 Hours. Discard Spice Bag.

Place 9 Clean 500 Ml (1 Pint) Mason Jars On A Rack In A Boiling Water Canner; Cover Jars With Water & Heat To A Simmer (180°f/82°c). Set Screw Bands Aside; Heat Snap Lids In Hot Water, Not Boiling (180°f/82°c). Keep Jars & Snap Lids Hot Until Ready To Use.

Ladle Sauce Into A Hot Jar To Within 1/2 Inch (1 Cm) Of Top Rim (headspace). Using Nonmetallic Utensil, Remove Air Bubbles. Wipe Jar Rim Removing Any Stickiness. Center Snap Lid On Jar; Apply Screw Band Securely & Firmly Until Resistance Is Met – Fingertip Tight. Do Not Overtighten. Place Jar In Canner; Repeat For Remaining Sauce.

Cover Canner; Bring Water To A Boil. At Altitudes Up To 1000 Ft (305 M), Process –boil Filled Jars – 20 Minutes.* Remove Jars Without Tilting. Cool Upright, Undisturbed 24 Hours; Do Not Retighten Screw Bands. After Cooling Check Jar Seals. Sealed Lids Curve Downward. Remove Screw Bands; Wipe & Dry Bands & Jars. Store Screw Bands Separately Or Replace Loosely On Jars, As Desired. Label & Store Jars In A Cool, Dark Place.

Makes About 9 X 500 Ml Jars.

Boiling Water Canner - Altitude Adjustments

  • At Altitudes Higher Than 1,000 Ft Increase Processing Time As Indicated In Chart.

Processing Time
1,001 – 3,000 - 5 Minutes
3,001 – 6,000 - 10 Minutes
6,001 – 8,000 - 15 Minutes
8,001 –10,000 - 20 Minutes