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homemade chili sauce in a jar
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Homemade Chili Sauce

Spicy red chili sauce made with homegrown Serrano peppers.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizers, Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 16 oz. jars
Calories: 15kcal


  • 1 lb. red serrano peppers
  • ½ medium white onion (chopped)
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 medium lime (juiced)
  • 3 tablespoon vinegar


  • Rinse and dry one pound of serrano peppers and add to a foil-lined cookie sheet. Slice the bottom of a garlic bulb and place it on the tray. Arrange the chopped onion on the same tray. Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil and sprinkle with half of the salt.
  • Broil on low until everything is starting to char. Check frequently to avoid burning. Pull the tray out as needed and remove any ingredients that are beginning to burn.
  • Add the peppers and onion along with the remaining salt in a blender or food processor. Squeeze the garlic cloves into the blender. Add one to two cups of water, lime juice, and vinegar. Blend until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Pour the sauce into the jars and store in the refrigerator until cool enough to enjoy. Serve with chips or your favorite Mexican meal.


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Serving: 1oz | Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 220mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g