This is one of my favorites because I love spicy foods, and this has great flavor. It’s frequently been requested when there is a party. I’m happy to make it because it’s always a discussion starter. I do want to warn you to be careful not to get this on your hands and rub your eyes or go to the bathroom. You might want to use gloves when making this to avoid any accidents.
My other recommendation is to use only half a habanero. They come in different sizes I would go with a smaller one, but the most important thing is to find a fresh pepper. Stores seem to have them as an afterthought, and they maybe sit for a while. I used to like to play a game because if you buy a small one when they go to weigh them at check out, it comes up as zero. Now I notice more stores charging 5 for $1 or selling a package of them for $3.99.
As crazy as it might sound, the combination of habanero and jalapeno, together with garlic, gives great flavor. This is one of my favorite spicy sauces, and it took me a while to figure out how to get it right. I tinkered with this for a long time before I felt that I got it right. But I found that basic works best. Give this a try if you love spicy. I promise you will love it.Print
Habanero Hot Sauce
A very spicy hot sauce that is great for tacos, chips, and dips.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 1 pint 1x
- Category: Saucer
- Method: Boil
- Cuisine: Mexican
- 8 Jalapenos
- 1/2 Habanero
- 2 Large Garlic Cloves
- 2 Teaspoons Salt
- 1 Teaspoon of Black Pepper
- 1/2 cup Water
- Cook pepper in a pot for 30 minutes until fully cooked and soft.
- Start by adding garlic to a food processor and pulverize.
- Remove stems and add peppers. Only use half of the Habanero. Pulverize until it’s liquified.
- Add salt, pepper, and water. A few more pulses of the food processor to mix it all up and blend the water.
- Chill and serve.
Gloves are recommended, and be sure to wash your hands well before touching your eyes or using the restroom.
Only use half of the habanero. If you use the entire habanero, it will be too spicy to have any flavor and probably hurt coming out.
I have a mini food processor that I have had for over 15 years, and they still sell the same model for about $20.
Another drawback is this doesn’t stay fresh long. I have tried making this with vinegar, but it doesn’t taste the same. I wouldn’t use this after a week old.