Basic Hot Sauce Recipe

We know you love your chili peppers and love having such a nice selection of hot sauce and BBQ sauce at your fingertips right here on Insane Chicken. But when you can’t get your order fast enough, it is sometimes nice to have a basic recipe that you can use as a base so you have great flavor and the ability or spice it as you want.

This “basic” hot sauce is a super one to start out with as it is a quick and easy recipe that even a beginner cook can handle. This hot sauce recipe can be used in any recipe that calls for hot sauce.

Basic Hot Sauce Recipe

1 large onion, finely chopped
2 large ripe red tomatoes, finely chopped
1 large green bell pepper, finely chopped (if desired, a red bell pepper can also be used)
1 large hot chile pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons tap water
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Note: If seeds from the tomatoes bother you…run them through a blender and then strainer to remove the seeds. In addition, if you like more “heat” to your hot sauce increase to 2 chopped chile peppers and an additional 1-2 teaspoons of tap water.

In a large mixing bowl combine together all of the above ingredients in the order they are given in the recipe, mixing after each addition. If you like your hot sauce really smooth you can pour it into a blender and process for 20-30 seconds. Once done mixing, pour the hot sauce into a large glass jar and refrigerate. It will keep for up to several days in your refrigerator.


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