Homemade Hot Sauce

homemade hotsauceHomemade Hot Sauce Recipe


  • 2 stemmed, seeded, and diced jalapeno peppers
  • 1 stemmed, seeded, and diced habanero peppers
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 carrot peeled
  • 1/4 cup diced white onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • water from boiling carrot (used to reach desired consistency)


  1. Peel the carrot and put in a pot with heavily salted water,  2 garlic cloves, and onion. Boil until the carrot is very soft and can be broken apart with fork. Let cool completely, save the water.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat and add the peppers and the remaining 2 garlic cloves. Cook and stir for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add all the ingredients (except the carrot water for now) to a food processor and blend for a minute to combine. Taste and either add seeds for more heat, or sugar to tone down.
  4. Blend for another 5-7 minutes, adding more carrot water and/or vinegar to thin as needed. Keep blending until consistency is smooth and silky.
  5. Store in glass jar for up to a month.
  6. Enjoy!