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Garlic-Habanero Hot Sauce Recipe
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Garlic-Habanero Hot Sauce Recipe

A spicy habanero hot sauce recipe made with fiery roasted habanero peppers and plenty of garlic, ideal for spicing up your favorite foods.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: habanero, hot sauce
Servings: 64
Calories: 11kcal


  • 6-8 habanero peppers stemmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups white vinegar
  • 20 garlic cloves peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or to taste
  • 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Set peppers on a baking sheet and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Roast in the oven 15-20 minutes or until soft and skins begin to blister.
  • Heat a large pot to medium heat and add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer about 20 minutes, or until onion and garlic soften.
  • Add roasted peppers and simmer about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer mixture to a food processor and puree until smooth. Alternatively, use an immersion blender and puree directly in the pot.
  • Simmer another 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve, or strain into sterilized bottles until ready to use.


Should keep about a month.
Heat Factor: Hot.
Try Yellow Scorpion peppers for this recipe if you're looking for some REAL heat.


Calories: 11kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg