March is “National Sauce Month” and that is newsworthy at Chili Pepper Madness. We’re sure you’ve heard such phrases as “The Sauce is the Boss” and “The Secret is in the Sauce”. A great sauce can turn a simple, average meal into a stunning palate pleaser, something you are unlikely to forget. Chili peppers are ideal for numerous types of sauces. They play nice with other ingredients, bring both astonishing flavor and heat range, and stand alone perfectly well on their own.
Below are links to many of our sauce recipes, along with some favorites.
Chipotle-Bacon-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
This homemade barbecue sauce brings a wonderful smoky spice with the chipotle peppers and bacon, but it’s also slightly sweet from the sugars. It is nice and thick and will stick to your serving focus nicely. Get the grills ready!
- 1 7-ounce can chipotle peppers in adobo
- 4 ounces bacon, chopped
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 4 tablespoons Jim Beam bourbon
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 teaspoons ground chili guajillo
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard seeds
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat a large saucepan to medium heat and add bacon. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring often.
- Add onion and cook 3 more minutes, stirring often, until bacon is nice and crisp.
- Add garlic and cook 1 more minute, or until garlic browns nicely.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Bring sauce to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer 30 minutes with an occasional stir. The sauce will slightly thicken.
NOTE: You can serve this warm right from the pan or allow it to cool and serve at room temperature.
Chunky Garden Vegetable Sauce
This is a great simple sauce if you have fresh vegetables from your garden and you’re not sure what to do with all of them. This particular recipe serves 2, so if you have a load of vegetables and a big family (or big party coming up), you’re all set! We like to serve this with pasta, but try using it as a dip with garlic bread.
- 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
- 4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
- 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
- 2 Serrano peppers, chopped
- 1 bunch fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- To a sauce pan, add olive oil, garlic, tomato sauce, tomatoes, peppers and basil.
- Simmer over medium heat about 1/2 hour (longer for a fuller flavor)
Links for Great Spicy Sauce Recipes
- Chili Pepper Sauce Recipes from Chili Pepper Madness
- Jalapeno Pepper Sauce and Jalapeno Hot Sauce Recipes from Jalapeno Madness
- Habanero Sauce Recipes from Habanero Madness
- Hot Sauce Recipes from Hot Sauce Madness
Want to try more spicy chili pepper sauces? Try our downloadable ebook – “Chili Pepper Madness: Strictly Sauces”
Enjoy your chili pepper sauces!