Jalapeno Hot Sauce

So I went to the Danbury farmers market at the mall on saturday and came across these amazing jalapeno peppers. I love hot peppers so this was the perfect opportunity to make some hot sauce. I have never made a hot sauce before but I think I had the basics down…peppers,vinegar,salt and garlic.

This was my first attempt but I think the sauce came out great. I found that the heat increased after it sat in the fridge overnight, it now has a great kick to it. So people..here’s my take on jalapeno hot sauce:

  • 12 jalapeno peppers sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vegatable oil

I used a 2 qt sauce pan for this part.

Set the heat to high, add the oil to the pan and then add the pepper slices and garlic. You want to sautee this for 3-4 minutes, after you have sauteed the peppers and garlic add the cup of water and cook it down for 15-20 minutes stirring often. Your kitchen will fill with a pungent hot pepper smell so you may want to open a window (I was actually coughing).

After the 20 minutes take the mixture off of the heat and let it come to room temperature.

Add the the mixture to a food processor and start to mix the ingredients and add the vinegar as you are blending.

I sterilized a mason jar and lid and put the sauce in that, this should keep in the fridge for a few months. I hope you enjoy it!


About Chris

Corporate relocation,drummer,cook
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1 Response to Jalapeno Hot Sauce

  1. Scott says:

    Chris, this looks great! I’m going to have to try some. We do need to get a family barbecue in before the end of the summer. Brisket? Short ribs? We’ll talk.

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