Chili Sauce

Who doesn’t love some good homemade chili sauce? Around my house, we love it! Nothing beats homemade, if you ask me. Taking the extra time to make your own sauce is always worth the effort!

For the past few years my serrano pepper plant has been going crazy! It’s more like a bush, really. Last year I dried the peppers and we ate them as a side with Mexican food. This year I wanted to try something new. I threw this together with ingredients I had on hand and I liked it enough to share the recipe with you!

Goes Good With

Mexican Lasagna



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Spicy Chili Sauce
Serrano chili Sauce
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
jars
Ingredients
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
jars
Ingredients
Serrano chili Sauce
Instructions
  1. Rinse and dry one pound of serrano peppers and add to a foil-lined cookie sheet. Slice the tip off of a bulb of garlic and place on the tray. Arrange the chopped onion on the tray and pour the olive oil over everything on the tray, making sure to pour some over the exposed ends of the cloves of garlic. Sprinkle with half of the salt.
    peppers
  2. Place the tray in the oven and broil on low until everything is starting to char. Check frequently to avoid burning. I pull the tray out ever few minutes, removing the peppers that are charred and placing the tray back in the oven until the onion and garlic are also charred.
    salsa ingredients
  3. Add the peppers and onion along with the remaining salt in a blender or food processor. Squeeze the garlic cloves out of the bulb and add to the blender. Do not make the same rookie mistake that I made. I accidentally dumped everything on the tray in the blender, including the garlic, peel and all! However, I'm happy to report that my Ninja Duo did an amazing job at grinding everything so finely that it left no traces of the peel! Who doesn't need some extra fiber, right? Add one to two cups of water and blend until you reach the desired consistency.
    salsa
  4. Mix in the juice of one lime and the vinegar.
    hot sauce
  5. Pour the sauce into the jars and store in the refrigerator until cool enough to enjoy. Serve with chips or your favorite Mexican meal.
    hot sauce jar
Recipe Notes

You probably didn't notice, but I snuck in a ghost pepper among the serrano peppers. I didn't include it in the recipe because not everyone is as crazy as my family. When I say we like spicy food, I'm not exaggerating! Give it a try, if you dare!

Serving Suggestion:
This sauce would go great with my Mexican Lasagna Recipe.

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