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15 August 2018

A homemade hot sauce recipe made with roasted red jalapeno peppers, garlic, tomato and red wine vinegar. This is one of the most addicting hot sauces I’ve ever made. I already need another batch!

Happy New Year, friends! This is a very important post. It is the first of 2016, a brand new year, and there were so many possible recipes for us to post. As food bloggers, we think about food ALL THE TIME. It’s just what we do, and we LOVE it. We’re sure you could tell.

But! What to post?

We considered posting something light and healthy to kick off the new year with good eating habits. Nothing wrong with that. We like the watch our waistlines and what better time to recommit?

We also considered posting a Blood Mary recipe. Patty is an UH-MAZING Bloody Mary mixologist. Believe me when I say that. She has some homemade mixes coming up very soon. Can’t wait for those! See Patty’s Perfect Bloody Mary Recipe. Oh yeah!

In the end, we decided that the best recipe to kick off 2016 with a BANG is this – Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce.

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Yes!

A great homemade hot sauce epitomizes everything we are at Chili Pepper Madness. Of course we love chili peppers, but we love everything bold and spicy and zingy and zesty and delicious! Insert more positive foodie words here.

Seriously! We love it.

This is one of my personal favorite hot sauces. It’s SO simple, a Louisiana style sauce with a few extra ingredients added in to round it out.

Take a peek at it. YUM!

Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe

Let’s talk about how we make it, shall we?

How to Make This Homemade Hot Sauce – The Recipe Method

First we’re going to roast our peppers. Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Slice the jalapeno peppers in half lengthwise and remove the stems. Set them onto a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake 20-25 minutes, or until the skins blister.

Remove the peppers and cover with aluminum foil or a towel to allow them to steam. Peel off the skins and toss them, or keep them to make this Homemade Roasted Jalapeno Pepper Seasoning. So good!

Set the peppers into a food processor.

Next, heat a small pan to medium heat and add chopped onion and garlic with a splash of olive oil. Cook about 5 minutes to soften.

Add the remaining ingredients and heat through. Into the food processor they go.

Process the sauce until smooth. You can also use a food mill if you’d like your sauce to be thick and consistent. Test for salt and serve!

Recipe Notes

I made mine a bit thicker so that it drips slowly from the bottle. It will coat the back of a spoon or stick to a chip if that is how you want to enjoy it. You can serve it as a finisher sauce to dazzle up just about anything savory, or you can use it to swirl into soups or stews to bring home the flavor.

Even consider this homemade hot sauce recipe as a starter for pasta sauces or even for dips. TOTALLY one my faves.

If you like your hot sauce a bit thinner, add in a bit of water or a bit more red wine vinegar. Just be careful not to overdo the balance of the vinegar flavor.

I like it thicker, but it works thinned out as well, and it will last longer.

Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe Bonus!

It’s a great thing to make foods from scratch, isn’t it? It is something we strive for here at Chili Pepper Madness, to work with fresh, healthy foods and turn them into bold and powerful flavors.

Ring in the New Year right with your own homemade hot sauce. Start here! Enjoy.

Safety Advice

When working with very hot chili peppers peppers, including superhot chili peppers, it is important to wear gloves when handling the peppers both in raw and dried forms. The oils can get on your skin and cause burning sensations. See above.

Need help? How to Stop the Chili Pepper Burn On Your Skin.

Also, pepper fumes may get into the air if you are not working in a well ventilated room, so you may want to wear a mask and possibly eye goggles.

Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe

Frequently Asked Hot Sauce Questions

Here are answers to some of the most common questions I get on other sauces:

How long will this sauce keep?

It should keep a few months easily in the fridge, or even longer. It’s all about the acidity. To be technical, target level ph for shelf stable foods is below 4.6 ph, but should probably be lower for home cooks, around 4.0 or so, to account for errors. If you’re concerned, add more vinegar to lower the ph. Sauces made with fermented chili peppers will last even longer.

Where’d you get that sauce bottle?

I find them locally sometimes, but I also order through Amazon. Here is a link to some bottles I like (affiliate link, my friends!): Swing Top Glass Bottles, 8.5 Ounce – Set of 4. If you like the smaller bottles that most hot sauce makers use, here’s another link: Hot Sauce Bottles, 5 Oz – 24 Pack.

Can I process this hot sauce for longer storage?

Absolutely. Just be sure to use proper canning/jarring safety procedures.

What should I do with hot sauce?

Aside from drizzling it over anything you please, here’s a post I did about How to Cook with Hot Sauce. As if you need even MORE reasons to eat hot sauce. I hope you find it helpful!

Check out These Related Recipes:

Check out more Hot Sauce Recipes or learn more about How to Make Hot Sauce.

Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe

If you try this recipe, please let us know! Leave a comment, rate it and tag a photo #ChiliPepperMadness on Instagram so we can take a look. I always love to see all of your spicy inspirations. Thanks! — Mike H.

4.67 from 9 votes
Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe
Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
A homemade hot sauce recipe made with roasted red jalapeno peppers, garlic, tomato and red wine vinegar. This is one of the most addicting hot sauces I've ever made. I already need another batch!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot sauce, jalapeno, sauce, spicy
Servings: 50
Calories: 8 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 pound red jalapeno peppers
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Slice the jalapeno peppers in half lengthwise and remove the stems. Set them onto a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake 20-25 minutes, or until the skins blister.
  2. Remove from heat and cover with aluminum foil or a towel to allow them to steam. Peel off the skins and discard.
  3. Set the peppers into a food processor.
  4. Heat a small pan to medium heat and add chopped onion and garlic with a splash of olive oil. Cook about 5 minutes to soften.
  5. Add all remaining ingredients and heat through. Into the food processor they go.
  6. Process the sauce until smooth. You can also use a food mill if you’d like your sauce to be thick and consistent.
  7. Test for salt and serve!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Heat Level: Medium.

This makes a nice and thick sauce. You can easily thin it out by adding more vinegar, lemon juice, a bit of tomato juice or even water to your preferred consistency.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 8
% Daily Value*
Sodium 25mg 1%
Potassium 63mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 24.4%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post was updated on 8/6/18 to include new photos and a video. It was originally posted on 1/1/16.

 

 

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34 comments

  1. I live in the Southwest, where chiles rule! Love your recipe! Really quite easy. At the end of the season I found myself with a bush filled with red jalapenos. What to do? Pinterest, of course. I found your recipe and it sounded perfect. I followed the recipe almost to a tee, however being savvy at roasting chiles I left them whole and put them under the broiler watched them carefully, turning occasionally until they began to blister. Put them in a plastic bag to sweat and cool enough to easily peel. Completed the sauce, bottled it, and it will be served on our “tacos on white” tonight! I look forward to making more of your recipes! Thanks!

  2. I made two batches today, love it. One batch with red and one with green jalapenos, also tried liquid smoke in one and I think it turned out great. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Made this sauce and tossed some wings in it, super tasty and was mild enough for my grandfather to eat a whole mess of wings (he doesn’t handle spice very well)

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Thanks, Chris. Glad your grandfather enjoyed it.

  4. Kennedy J O'Brien

    I have a nice crop of jalapenos. Will try this recipe this weekend. Thank you, Mike!
    Ken

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      That’s great, Kennedy. Let me know how it turns out for you! Definitely one of my favorites.

  5. Do you have any suggestions for hot sauce using the green Hatch peppers? Hatch peppers are in all my local grocers right now but there are very few red ones. Thank you!

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Brandon, I just posted a Roasted Hatch Chile Sauce recipe tn pods. can try with the green pods. There are many different recipes on my Hot Sauce Recipes page that you can use to incorporate Hatch peppers. Take look there and let me know if any of them jumps out. I’m happy to help you adapt any of them.

  6. Just made my first ever batch of this and it tastes great! Mixed some Jalepenos with mixed Red Chillis and threw in a little balsamic vinegar to compliment the tomato.

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      That’s great, Jonny. I think the balsamic would add a nice touch of sweetness. Glad you enjoyed it.

  7. Hi
    Can you roast chillies that you have already frozen

    REPLY: Kevin, I haven’t really tried this. When the frozen peppers are thawed, they can be a bit soft, so you may be able to roast them if they were kept whole. I think it could work, but it would be better if they were roasted before freezing. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  8. Hi, is it safe to hot water bath the hot sauce in the jars with swing top lids?

    REPLY: Lara, I don’t think so. The lids need to make a proper seal. I’ve never done it with swing top lids. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  9. Natalie Chandler

    This looks like a great recipe and I cant wait to try it! I was wondering were you get your cute jars?

    REPLY: Natalie, I get some locally but you can also order them online. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  10. I love this sauce! I have made it several times using long red chilies mixed with jalapenos home grown. It’s addictive!

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Thanks, Lisa! It’s definitely one of my favorites.

  11. Hi! Where do you find red jalapeno peppers and do they go by any other name? If I don’t have access to them, what easily located pepper would you recommend substituting? Thanks!!

    REPLY: Nikki, I usually find red jalapenos at my local Mexican grocer, though I also grow them. If you can’t find any, you CAN use green jalapenos, though the color will be different. Or, try using a mix of green jalapenos and red bells or red sweet peppers. Most thicker flesh peppers will work with this recipe. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  12. Do you recommend this sauce for raw oysters?

    REPLY: David, I think this would be great. I love a little hot sauce on my raw oysters with a bit of horseradish. Yes! — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  13. Hi I’m thinking of using this recipe to create a smokey sauce and roasting all the ingredients on my Webber using indirect cooking and wood chips, would this work and what wood chips would you recommended?

    REPLY: Tony, I think that would be great. I think apple wood would have a nice flavor. Please let me know how it turns out! — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  14. Hi, how much does this make please? I want to make a couple of jars and would like to reduce the amounts accordingly…. Thanks!

    REPLY: Hannah, this will make you somewhere between 12-16 ounces or so, depending on the sizes of some of your ingredients. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  15. You mention removing the skins from the peppers is this really necessary? Do the skins leave a bad taste or do they just not chop up? I use a Vitamix and that machine seems to liquify everything I place in it.

    REPLY: Jim, it’s not really necessary, especially if using a good mixer. Some people have a hard time if the skins don’t mix thoroughly enough. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  16. Do you keep the seed or discard them?

    REPLY: Jan, you can remove them if you’d like for aesthetic purposes, but you don’t have to. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  17. I’ve been wanting to try a tomato based hot sauce for a while so had to give this a try. I couldn’t roast the chilies as I only had dried ones, so decided to roast some tomatoes instead and substitute them for the ketchup. I’m not sure it was the best plan.

    I used 22 dried, smallish Paper Lantern Habaneros as I’ve got loads- they are really surprisingly mild and have very little flavour – I added a couple of hot Aji Red’s to up to heat and combined them with 12 roasted tomatoes and the rest of the ingredients. What I ended up with is quite nice, almost like a rather posh, spicy ketchup I enjoyed it with food… but I can’t shake the feeling that I’m just eating an overly hot pasta sauce, which I suppose is essentially what I’ve made, and I suppose essentially what it tastes like. It’s nice but doesn’t taste like a “real” hot sauce – totally my fault, not the author’s!

    It’s definitely not going to go to waste, it’ll be great with some fries but I’d advise others to maybe stick to the proper recipe!

    REPLY: Mike, email me and I can make some suggestions on working with tomato as well as dried peppers for sauces. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  18. Do you leave seeds in?

    REPLY: Bart, you can leave them in or remove them. The choice is yours. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  19. Hank cobbelstone

    Hi, how long do you think the sauce will keep for in the fridge?

    REPLY: Hank,this will keep for several months easily in the fridge. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  20. Obviously the sauce won’t be red, but can green jalapeños be used?

    REPLY: Denise, yes, absolutely. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness

  21. Tomato sauce is that like ketchup or a passata

    REPLY: Mark, you can use a canned tomato sauce, or crushed tomatoes. Or, roast and peel several tomatoes and make your own tomato sauce. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

  22. If you wanted thinner, I would think you coulc just add some tomato JUICE instead of vinegar or water. Maintain that tomato-y taste.

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