Hot Sauce de Arbol y Ancho

This is a very hot tomato style hot sauce packed full of flavor and depth.

Robby and I eat a lot of Mexican food so needless to say I make this hot sauce all the time!  It is pretty hot and if you like a more mild hot sauce then omit or half the amount of arbol peppers.

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Recipe – Makes 4 to 5 Cups

  • 5 Large Tomatoes
  • 1/2 White Onion
  • 1/4 Red Onion
  • 18 Arbol Chiles
  • 2 Large or 3 Small Ancho Chiles
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Mexican Oregano
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Sea Salt
  • If you like it thinner add 1/4 Cup Filtered Water


Put peppers and onions in water and bring to a boil and while waiting for water to boil core the tomatoes

When water starts boiling drop tomatoes into water for about 1 minute or until the skins crack then turn off the water and remove tomatoes, let cool then peel off the skin and put into food processor

Remove stem from both chilies and remove seeds from the ancho chilies

Put everything else into the food processor and puree for about 2 minutes then pour into a fine mesh colander and push thru with a rubber spatula

 Scrape the outside of the colander as well to get as much as possible and pour into a container then store in the fridge

Health benefits:

Tomatoes are great for the heart due to the extreme antioxidant support, niacin, folate and vitamin B6 that help the reduction of heart disease.  They are also high in vitamins A, C, K and potassium.  The choline in tomatoes helps assist the absorption of fat and reduces chronic inflammation.  It also helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory.  Tomatoes are high in Lycopene the antioxidant that gives tomatoes their red color.  Cooking tomatoes breaks down the cell walls, which helps to release the lycopene and is better absorbed by the body with a little bit of fat like olive oil.  The Zea-xanthin in them helps filtering harmful ultra-violet rays, which protect eyes from “age-related macular disease.”  They are also a powerful blood purifier and great for skin and bone health.

Peppers are a rich source of vitamin C, 1 pepper provides 18 % of the daily value for men and 23 % for women. They also have a good amount of vitamin A, which helps skin and eye health.  Jalapenos contain phenols, flavonoids and capsaicinoids that help the body fight free radicals, inflammation and promote weight loss.  The bioflavinoids are powerful antioxidants and help strengthen blood vessels. They also fight nasal congestion by stimulating secretions that help clear mucus from the nose.

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