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Easy Aji Chili Sauce Recipe 

This aji chili sauce recipe is hot and sweet, made with a variety of fresh aji peppers from my garden, along with onion, cayenne peppers and more. Very easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: hot sauce, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: aji pepper, Aleppo peppers, chili peppers, hot sauce, sauce
Servings: 96 teaspoons
Calories: 18kcal


  • 16 ounces chili peppers I’m using 10 ounce aji dulce, 5 ounces lombeck cayenne peppers, 1 ounce aji cito peppers
  • 1 medium red onion chopped in half (4 ounces)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup water or use stock


  • Add the peppers, onion and garlic to a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes until everything softens.
  • Drain, then add them to a food processor or blender and process until a thick paste forms. You’ll have about 3 cups of thick sauce at this point.
  • Next, add the honey, brown sugar, salt and water or stock. Process until smooth.
  • Strain the sauce through a fine mesh sieve. Adjust for salt.


Makes 1.5-2 cups of strained sauce.


Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1252IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg