I’ve done a ton of canning, cooking, and freezer meals over the summer and am posting slowly 😯. Time always gets away from me. Summer was a blast, my boy’s back in school, and soccer and football are just starting. But aside from all of that I’ve been building up our pantry and food supply. I’m at about 93 jars of canned food including broths, jams, pickles, sauces, beans, butters, veggies, and raw packed meat.
One of my favorite recipes lately is a sweet thai chili sauce. Anyone who knows me knows I can’t resist two things. Sushi and Chinese food. Recently, we’ve been playing around with various recipes and this one is amazing!
You will need:
– 6 cups apple cider vinegar
– 1/2 cup fresh diced garlic
– 6 cups sugar
– 1/2 cup red pepper flakes
– 1 tsp kosher salt
In a large pot combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes until slightly thickened. That’s it! If you want it thicker, I’ve heard of some people using Clear Gel. I kept this as is and it’s fantastic. I marinate chicken with it and use it in stir frys.
To can this, process in a water bath canner or large pot for 20 minutes. Be sure to cover your jars with water 1 inch above the lids.
This by far is so much cheaper making it yourself than to buy in the store. On average it would cost about $3 to buy pre-made. I estimated that this recipe costs about $4 for 15 pints.