Roasted Red Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe

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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword hot sauce, jalapeno, sauce, spicy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 50
Calories 8 kcal


  • 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


  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 25mg1%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 20.1mg24%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.