Sweet Dried Chili Sauce

Sweet Dried Chili Sauce
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 d 1 hr
Total Time 1 d 1 hr 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 40


  • 1 T. garlic, minced
  • 3 pc. medium dried chilis or 3 fresh chilis (adapt for the type of heat you desire)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar (5% acidity - either white or cider will work) 
  • 1/4 t. kosher salt
  • 2 T. Clear jel (NOT Sure-Jel)
  • 4 T. water


  • In the blender, small food processor, or magic bullet mix the peppers with the 3/4 cup of water till blended. You can leave the seed in if you want the spicier flavor. 
  • Add the chili mixture, garlic, sugar and vinegar to a saucepan. Heat to a simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. 
  • Combine Clear Jel and 4 tbsp water in a small bowl and mix well. Bring chili mixture to a boil and whisk in the Clear Jel continuing to stir for one minute. 
  • The sauce will thicken quite quickly. Remove from heat. 
  • Fill jars with mixture to 1/2" headspace. Remove air bubbles with rubber spatula and refill to proper headspace if needed.
  • Using a wet papertowel wipe the rims of the jars. Add hot lids and rings.
  • Place in water bath canner and process once the water comes back to a full boil for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the canner and leave on the dishtowel overnight with disturbing to cool. 


Clear Jel is available at SB Canning Store which you can find here!
Keyword Chili, Sauce, Sweet Dried Chili Sauce