Mild Tomato Hot Sauce

Blogger Jessica Walker from Lil Miss Bossy shares a recipe for homemade mild hot sauce. Use this flavor-filled hot sauce, featuring grilled veggies, on everything from tacos to eggs!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 30 min
  • Servings 96

medium onion, cut into thick slices
green bell pepper, cut into eighths
cloves garlic
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained
jalapeño chile, seeded, chopped
cup chopped fresh cilantro
cup balsamic vinegar
tablespoon lime juice
teaspoon sugar
teaspoon salt

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place onion, bell pepper and garlic in grill basket (grill “wok”). Place basket on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 10 to 15 minutes, stirring vegetables occasionally, until tender.
  • 2 In blender, place remaining ingredients. Add grilled vegetables. Cover; blend on high speed until pureed.
  • 3 Transfer sauce to jars or resealable containers. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight to blend flavors.

Expert Tips

You can make this sauce hotter by leaving in some or all of the jalapeño seeds—that’s where the heat is.

If you have a stovetop grill pan, you can grill the veggies indoors instead.