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Red Hot Pepper Sauce

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  • 24 long hot peppers
  • 12 ripe tomatoes
  • 4 cups vinegar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pickling salt
  • 2 tablespoons mixed pickling spices


  1. Wash and drain the vegetables.
  2. Seed and chop the peppers; core and chop the tomatoes.
  3. Put the vegetables in a kettle with 2 cups vinegar, bring to a boil, and boil until vegetables are soft.
  4. Press the mixture through a fine sieve.
  5. Add the sugar and salt and the spices, tied in a bag, and boil until the sauce is thick.
  6. Add the remaining vinegar continue to boil for about 15 minutes or until the sauce is the desired consistency.
  7. Discard the spice bag and seal, boiling-hot into hot jars.

Yield: about 8 pints

Posted by CookinMom at Recipe Goldmine May 24, 2001.