Homemade Hot Hot Sauce

This is a super flavorful and extremely hot hot sauce!

Robby and I love hot sauce, so I decided it was time to make my from scratch hot sauce.  It’s fun to come up with your own hot sauce using whatever dried peppers you like as well as making it as hot as you like.


Recipe: Approx. 4 Cups

  • 1 – 3 Dried Habanero Chiles
  • 8  Dried Ancho Chiles
  • 15 Dried Arbol Chiles
  • 1/2 White Onion
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Cup White Vinegar
  • 2 to 3 Cups Filtered Water (depends how thin you like it )
  • 2 Teaspoons Sea Salt or to Taste


in a medium pot, add the chiles and onion then cover with filtered water.  Bring to a boil then remove from heat.  Let sit 10 more minutes.

Remove the seeds and stems from the peppers then put peppers, onion, garlic, vinegar and salt in a food processor or blender.  Puree.

Strain through a fine mesh colander over a bowl and press it through with a rubber spatula.  Scrape the outside of the colander to get all the sauce you can. Stir in the water.

Put into a jar and refrigerate.  It will thicken up in the refrigerate so you may want to thin it out some more.

*Terra Dolce is a great brand for organic chile peppers.

Health benefits:

Habaneros peppers contain more capsaicin than most other peppers. Capsaicin acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and can help treat the symptoms of conditions like arthritis and headaches.  Small amounts of capsicum may help prevent heart attacks or strokes caused by blood clots.  It helps clear mucus from stuffed noses and congested lungs.  Habaneros contain significant amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A, both of which act as antioxidants.

Ancho peppers are extremely high in vitamin C; just one pepper has 95% of your daily value.  They are great for your immune system and help to reduce inflammation like in arthritis and asthma. They contain lycopene a powerful antioxidant, giving many fruits and vegetables their color, especially tomatoes, which is great for the prevention of cancers in the bladder, prostate, cervix and pancreas. They are also helpful with increasing oxygen so the body can burn more calories 20 minutes after eating peppers.  They’re also full of vitamin A, vitamin K, and potassium.

Onions are part of the Allium family like scallions, shallots and leeks.  Consuming onions daily can help increase bone density, remove bad cholesterol and are helpful with insomnia or sleeping disorders. They contain vitamin C and the phytochemicals called flavonoids that improves the absorption of Vitamin C, which improves blood vessels and reduces inflammation.  They have the mineral chromium in them that helps with low blood sugar by helping the cells respond to insulin.  The anti-inflammatory antioxidant called quercetin that is present may be helpful with conditions like arthritis.  Onions help release digestion juices, which improves the digestive system.  They also contain calcium, iron and B complex and have anti-biotic, antiseptic, antimicrobial and carminative properties.


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