Here’s an excellent basic jalapeño hot sauce recipe that is a good beginning sauce for some culinary experimentation. It’s not overly hot (jalapeños are a mild-medium chili by nature), so it’s a good one to make to spice up a summer family party or a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Keep some handy in the fridge to add a splash of heat to any meal!
When it comes to experimenting, try layering in some hotter chilies (like
Want something hotter out the gate? Try our basic habanero hot sauce.
- Saute the oil, jalapeño peppers, onions, garlic, and salt in a sauce pan over high hight for 4 minutes.
- Pour water into the mix and cook, stirring often, for 20 minutes.
- Take pan off heat and let the mixture cool down to room temperature.
- Puree the mix in a food processor until it’s completely smooth.
- Keep the processor running and add in the distilled white vinegar until completely mixed.
- Place into a jar or bottle.