A very flavorful homemade hot sauce, unlike most in the stores. It also has a nice burn to it.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 hr 10 mins
1 day
1 day
4 half-pint jars


Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Inspect 4 half-pint jars for cracks and rings for rust, discarding any defective ones. Immerse in simmering water until sauce is ready. Wash new, unused lids and rings in warm soapy water.

  • Combine vinegar, water, serrano peppers, jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook sauce for 50 minutes.

  • Run sauce through a tomato mill or a fine-mesh sieve 3 times.

  • Pack sauce into hot, sterilized jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a clean knife or thin spatula around the insides of the jars to remove any air bubbles. Wipe rims with a moist paper towel to remove any spills. Top with lids and screw rings on tightly.

  • Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars 2 inches apart into the boiling water using a holder. Pour in more boiling water to cover jars by at least 1 inch. Bring to a rolling boil, cover, and process for 10 minutes.

  • Remove the jars from the stockpot and let rest, several inches apart, for 24 hours. Press the center of each lid with a finger to ensure the lid does not move up or down. Remove the rings for storage and store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts

3 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 0.5g; sodium 19.1mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
This turned out good but the directions are not real clear. As written you would just put your peppers whole (stems and all) in the saucepan and simmer for 50 minutes. I did not see the point of this and I chopped mine. Also by chopping them, you can control the amount of heat with how many seeds you put in. I do not have a tomato mill so I just blended it all in the end. Read More