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Homemade Hot Sauce

Homemade Hot Sauce is a great use of all the jalapenos from your garden. It has great flavor and isn’t very hot. This hot sauce was not difficult to make.

Homemade Hot Sauce is easy to make and has great flavor.

The Hardworking Husband loves hot food. Me on the other hand, not so much. I’m not quite as bad as my mom, but I like my food pretty mild. So I will admit that I have not tasted this homemade hot sauce. But The Hardworking Husband is the expert when it come to hot condiments. This hot sauce recipe passed the test. He said it’s not very hot, but has great flavor.

I am sure that I will be making a lot of this in the fall. Because The Hardworking Husband loves hot food, I started 12 jalapeńo plants. Last year we canned jalapenos. We also smoked some, then ground them up to make chipotle powder.  This homemade hot sauce will be a great use of the jalapenos. If you want to grow jalapenos, I shared how to grow them earlier this week.

Yield: 12.8 fl oz

Homemade Hot Sauce

Homemade Hot Sauce
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes


  • 20 jalapenos, sliced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup white vinegar


  1. In a sauce pan, add jalapenos, oil, onions, garlic, and salt. Saute for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add water, bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temp.
  3. Pour mixture into food processor. Blend while slowly adding vinegar.
  4. Pour mixture through sieve to remove seeds.
  5. Pour into a bottle or jar and refrigerate. Keeps up to 6 months.


Wear gloves while slicing jalapenos and be sure not to touch your eyes. The capsaicin in the jalapenos will burn your skin and eyes.

I recommend wearing a mask while cooking the jalapenos. Also it's a good idea to do it outside. We cook them on our camp chef stove.

Also anything you cook in the pan after making this, will be spicy. I use a cheap pan from the second hand store.

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Homemade Hot Sauce is a great use of all the jalapenos from your garden. It has great flavor and isn't very hot. This hot sauce was not difficult to make.

Dan Williamson

Friday 11th of November 2016

I am addicted to this stuff! It is sooo good! I mix it with mayo and put that on any sort of sandwich. It has an excellent pepper flavor with a low and slow burn. I brought some to work and it has become a hit in the lunchroom. I had to tell everyone that was all I had because I don't want to share anymore ;) lol #greedy Also, I have the seeds and pulp leftover and am planning on making a type of pepper jack cheese with it this weekend.

Kerry C

Saturday 19th of November 2016

I am so glad you are enjoying it! The pepper jack cheese sounds like a great idea.

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