Got a pack of peppers? Make hot sauce!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Over the summer I planted a little garden in my backyard. Most of the plants did great this year, and my jalapeno plant was no exception. I harvested about 20 jalapenos from my lil plant today.

This of course poses the question- just what does one do with 20 jalapenos? I wasn't really in the mood for poppers- I wanted to do something more creative. After some time searching the web I ended up on my favorite recipe website again-, and found this recipe for jalapeno hot sauce.


  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 10 fresh jalapeno peppers, sliced
  • 1-1/2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar

  • In a medium glass or enamel lined sauce pan over high heat, combine oil, peppers, garlic, onion and salt; saute for 4 minutes. Add the water and cook for 20 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool to room temperature.
  • Transfer the mixture to a food processor and puree until smooth. With the processor running, slowly add the vinegar.
  • Pour into a sterilized jar with a tight lid. This sauce will keep for 6 months when stored in the refrigerator.
WOO WEE this stuff was HOT! I only used 8 jalapenos too! I'm thinking that it's because I let them ripen to the point of getting red. I'm so glad I wore gloves while I was cutting them. I gobbled this up tonight with some enchiladas that I made and it was awesome!

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