Amazing Hazel’s Gourmet Chili Sauce
My Grandmother Hazel was born Hendricks County Indiana in 1898 and lived until the age of 72, with her death we thought her wonderful Chili Sauce recipes were gone forever.
When Hazel was a child her family made amazing sauces and they were always a hit at the local fairs and annual pig roasts. Although we aren’t really sure how old her sauce recipes really are as she never told us how many previous generations of her family enjoyed them. When Hazel was a child she helped her family make the Chili Sauce and it became a labor of love for her entire family—selling these sauces actually helped the family make it thru the Great Depression. I never understood why they didn’t sell the sauce commercially
Hazel never heard of a microwave oven or a food processor, her family cooked and heated with a wood stove until the 1960’s. Where Hazel came from Supermarkets consisted of 2 checkout lanes and were 20 miles away. Vegetables were grown at home, organically. Canning and making jars of sauce was a family project every year.
I am Hazels Grandson and my mother was fortunate enough to inherit her recipes for Chili Sauce. My mother only made the sauces occasionally and only for us. The recipes were eventually put away and presumed lost and after a couple of decades forgotten. After my mother’s death in 2011 I packed her things away and didn’t even begin clearing some of them out until 2014. While clearing and cleaning I found the sauce recipes (amongst others) packed away in boxes in the basement. So now after 50 plus years I am proud to re-introduce Hazel’s Chili Sauce made with the same labor of love and ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS as my family has for generations.
I sincerely hope you enjoy eating these specially prepared sauces as much as I have enjoyed returning them to a new generation.
Fantastic on scrambled eggs, pulled pork, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, tacos, and many others. Perfect Chili Base, Vegetable Soup Base or Spaghetti Sauce Base
Owner, Hazel’s Sauces