Marie Gump's Steak Sauce, with explanatory notes:
First off, this is not what you think of as steak sauce today. The flavor is much milder, and more complex. I enjoyed just putting it on my potatoes or rice, although it was delicious on steak, too. It is mild enough to accompany poultry or fish, as well.
36 Ripe Tomatoes, Large
10 Large Onions (chopped)
12 sour apples, peeled
5 Red Peppers (Mangos, Midwestern term meaning sweet bell peppers, not hot peppers)
3 tsp salt
3 1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1 quart (4 cups) vinegar (usually cider vinegar.. if you cannot have vinegar, use 1 cup lemon or lime juice, and 3 cups water, or 4 cups of other citrus juice)
Cook (on low heat) until thick.
This was then canned, as this much sauce was hard to use up on one sitting.