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Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe
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Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot sauce, jalapeno, sauce, spicy
Servings: 50
Calories: 8kcal


  • 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


  • 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 from heat and cover with aluminum foil or a towel to allow them to steam. Peel off the skins and discard.
  • Set the peppers into a food processor.
  • 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 all 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!



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.


Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 63mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 20.1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.2mg