If you’re new to homemade hot sauce, I think you’ll find it surprisingly easy to make. This recipe requires only a few basic ingredients and steps. With only 5 ingredients, you can make a hot sauce recipe that is better than any other storebought version.
Hot sauce is a staple for me. You can always add it to something. I also like a variety of hot sauces and this Jalapeño Hot Sauce is one of my favorites. It’s an easy recipe that is full of flavor and lasts for weeks in the fridge.
Guide On Making The Easiest Jalapeño Hot Sauce:
- 1 pound jalapeño peppers
- 2 large cloves garlic (peeled)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tbsp salt
- 2 tbsp white vinegar (to taste)
Start by removing the stems from the jalapeños and slice each of them in half lengthwise. If you want your sauce to be less spicy, using a spoon, take out the seeds.
Then, add jalapeños, garlic, salt, vinegar, and water, and blend all the ingredients together at high speed.
Once several minutes have passed and the mixture is totally smooth, taste the sauce and add more water or vinegar if desired.
Transfer jalapeño hot sauce to a jar and refrigerate for up to 2 months.
This step is optional but this will give the hot sauce a deeper and more interesting flavor – fermenting. So, ferment the hot sauce by leaving the jar out at room temperature, covered, for about a day. Then after a day has passed you can refrigerate it.
If you want a milder flavor you’ll need to cook the hot sauce. So, pour the mixture into a saucepan placed over medium heat, and stir the mixture constantly until the color changes into a duller green. This step should take approximately 2 minutes. After that, remove the hot sauce from the heat and let it cool down before transferring it into a jar.