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15 October 2018

A flavorful hot sauce recipe made with fiery datil peppers, tomato paste, vinegar and honey, with a few extra spices tossed in for flavor. This might be your new favorite hot sauce!

Datil sauce in the house, my friends! I grew datil peppers this year in our garden and luckily for me, the plant exploded with datil peppers.

If you’ve never cooked with datil peppers before, and if you enjoy the heat, you owe it to yourself to either grow or rush out and get some for yourself.

Datil peppers pack the intense heat of the habanero pepper or Scotch Bonnet, but its flavor is sweeter and fruitier. Heat wise, they’re right up there, measuring in at 100K-300K on the Scoville Scale.

That’s some nice heat! Learn more about the Datil Chili Pepper here.

I got so many of them this year!

Datil Peppers

Aren’t they gorgeous and vibrant?

I dehydrated some of mine for chili powders and chili flakes, as well as used many of them for hot pepper jelly, but I also grew them for a very specific purpose – making hot sauce!

YES!

Datil pepper sauce is nice and fiery, and it’s so good dashed over many, many different dishes. Use it to spice up a pot of chili, spoon over tacos or sandwiches, swirl into your next pot of stew or into your slow cooker with a nice hunk of beef or pork.

So many wonderful possibilities with this, right?

I made this hot sauce with datils, of course, and complimented them with tomato, vinegar, sweet honey, and a few additional spices to round out the flavor.

Let’s talk about how we make this hot sauce, shall we?

Datil Pepper Sauce - Ready to Eat

How to Make Datil Pepper Hot Sauce – The Recipe Method

First, gather up your ingredients, which includes datil peppers, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, honey, garlic powder, paprika, and salt and pepper. You’ll also need some water to thin out the sauce a bit to your preference, though you can also use extra vinegar if you enjoy the flavor.

Next, add all of the ingredients accept for the water to a pot and bring to a quick boil.

Reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the peppers soften up nicely.

Cool it slightly, then process the whole mix in a food process or blender until very smooth.

Add in water a bit at a time until it reaches your preferred consistency.

BOOM! That’s it!

Datil Pepper Sauce - Surrounded by Spicy Datil Peppers

Such a gorgeous and SPICY hot sauce. I can’t get enough of this stuff.

This recipe makes about 1 cup of unstrained hot sauce. It’s a pretty thick sauce overall, so thin it out as desired with either water or vinegar. You can also strain out some of the solids to thin it as well.

I hope you enjoy it, my friends! Let me know how it turns out for you!

Learn More About Hot Sauce Making

How to Make Hot Sauce - The Ultimate Guide
How to Make Hot Sauce – The Ultimate Guide

That’s it, my friends! I hope you enjoy the hot sauce! Go cayenne!

Safety Advice

When working with very hot chili peppers 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.

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

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!

Try Some of My Other Popular Hot Sauce Recipes

Datil Pepper Sauce in a bottle, nice and spicy

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.

5 from 1 vote
Datil Pepper Sauce - Recipe
Datil Pepper Sauce – Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
A flavorful hot sauce recipe made with fiery datil peppers, tomato paste, vinegar and honey, with a few extra spices tossed in for flavor. This might be your new favorite hot sauce!
Course: Main Course, Salsa
Cuisine: American
Keyword: datil, hot sauce, sauce, spicy
Servings: 48 teaspoons
Calories: 4 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3.5 ounces datil peppers chopped (98 g) (About 40 datil peppers, depending on the size)
  • 3 ounces tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ water or more to thin the sauce
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients accept for the water to a pot and bring to a quick boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the peppers soften up nicely.
  3. Cool it slightly, then process it in a food process or blender until very smooth.
  4. Add in water a bit at a time until it reaches your preferred consistency.
Recipe Notes

Makes about 1 cup of unstrained hot sauce. It’s a pretty thick sauce overall, so thin as desired. You can also use more vinegar to thin it if you prefer.

Heat Factor: Hot. Not as hot as a ghost pepper hot sauce, but you'll definitely get some good heat from the datil peppers.

Nutrition Facts
Datil Pepper Sauce – Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4
% Daily Value*
Sodium 14mg 1%
Potassium 26mg 1%
Vitamin A 1.3%
Vitamin C 4.2%
Calcium 0.1%
Iron 0.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Datil Pepper Sauce - A flavorful hot sauce recipe made with fiery datil peppers, tomato paste, vinegar and honey, with a few extra spices tossed in for flavor. This might be your new favorite hot sauce! #HotSauce #Sauce #Spicy #Datil

2 comments

  1. O…..M….G! I just finished making this and immersion blending it in the pot…..it’s not even cool yet, and I cannot stop eating it! This HAS to be the BEST hot sauce I have EVER tasted! I have never made any homemade, but I had an over abundance of Datil peppers this year and started looking for recipes. Didn’t have to go far to find this one….and I am putting this recipe in my lock box so I will NEVER lose it! Can’t wait for my “heat resistent” sons to have some! THANK YOU!

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Awesome, Ann! Super happy you like it! I love this sauce, too. So good. Nice and spicy.

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